Diary May 21-27

DFTTHURSDAY, MAY 21EVENTSBEETLEY. Main School Hall: Bingo, bring own drinks and snacks, 7 for �7.30pm �5 per book; proceeds Beetley Pre-school.

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THURSDAY, MAY 21

EVENTS


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BEETLEY. Main School Hall: Bingo, bring own drinks and snacks, 7 for �7.30pm �5 per book; proceeds Beetley Pre-school.

DEREHAM. Bishop Bonner's Cottage Museum: Open from 2-4.30pm.

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DERSINGHAM. Methodist Church: Flower Festival - All Creatures Great and Small, stalls, cakes, plants, coffee, lunches and teas, 10am-5pm.

FAKENHAM. First Focus Drop-In Centre, 18 Cattle Market Street: Art Club with qualified help available, internet access, victim support, 10am-3pm.

Trap Lane Pavilion: Fakenham Town Band practice, 7.30-10pm, 01328 710019 (Frances).

Sculthorpe Moore Community Nature Reserve: Monthly toddle and storytime, story and activity suitable for pre-school children and their carers. Takes place outside some come dressed for outdoors, �3 per child, 0`1328 856788.

NECTON. All Saints Church, Parish Room: Coffee morning, homemade cakes, �1 for tea/coffee and cake/biscuit, 10am-noon; proceeds to tower restoration fund.

SCULTHORPE. Sculthorpe Moor Community Nature Reserve: Toddler storytime and activity session with the theme of nests, 10am �3 per toddler, 01328 856788.

WALSINGHAM. Tourist Information Centre, Shirehall, Common Place: Walsingham guided tour, 11am �5/pensioners �4.50/children �2.50, 01328 820250.

WEST RAYNHAM. 11 The Street: Afternoon teas, 2-5pm; proceeds East with West Raynham Church.

Park View Lodge: Open studio, work by local artist Kevin Turton, 10am-5pm.

SHOWS

WEST ACRE. West Acre Theatre, River Road: Just Between Ourselves (comedy) by Alan Ayckbourn, 7.30pm �12, 01760 755800.

GIGS

BURNHAM THORPE. Lord Nelson: Open mic night, 8.30pm.

SALES

DEREHAM. Salvation Army, St Nicholas Street: Mini market with men's and ladies' clothes, bric-a-brac etc, 9-11.30am.

FAKENHAM. Parish Church: Refreshments and stalls, 10am-1pm.

EXHIBITIONS

CLEY. Pinkfoot Gallery: Contemporary wildlife art exhibition for the Hawk and Owl Trust's 40th anniversary (to May 23), 10am-5.30pm.

WELLS. GalleryPlus, Warham Road: Ongoing exhibitions/working studio, open daily (not Wednesday/Tuesday) Monday-Saturday 10am-5pm, Sunday 11am-4pm.

FRIDAY, MAY 22

EVENTS

DEREHAM. Memorial Hall: Dereham Beer, Cider and Music Festival, 60 real ales, 20 ciders, music by Skasouls (evening), 11am-midnight �4 per day or �6 for whole festival (to May 25) - pay on door.

Bishop Bonner's Cottage Museum: Open from 11am-2pm.

MATTISHALL. Pre-school building at the school: Parent and toddler group for parents/carers of pre-school children, drop in for coffee and play, 9-11.45am �1.20 per family.

SCARNING. Village Hall: Baby music, 9.45-10.30am; music and movement for pre-school children, 10.45-11.45am, 01362 690438 (Nicola).

SHARRINGTON. Village Hall: Fashion Show by Fugli's, 7 for 7.30pm �5.50 including glass of wine and nibbles, bookings on 01263 860613 or 01328 878282 ; proceeds All Saints' Church fund.

SWANTON MORLEY. All Saints Church: Bell ringing practice, new members welcome 7.30pm.

WEST RAYNHAM. 11 The Street: Afternoon teas, 2-5pm; proceeds East with West Raynham Church.

Park View Lodge: Open studio, work by local artist Kevin Turton, 10am-5pm.

SHOWS

WEST ACRE. West Acre Theatre, River Road: Just Between Ourselves (comedy) by Alan Ayckbourn, 7.30pm �12, 01760 755800.

GIGS

TOFTWOOD. Social Club: Mary Little, 8.30pm �2/members �1.

WELLS. Corner House Bar: Ronnie and Johnny, 8.30pm.

SALES

BRANCASTER STAITHE. Concord, Main Road: Book Bonanza, thousands of books on all subjects including children's, RNLI Christmas cards and souvenirs, from 10am; in aid of the RNLI (opposite the Fish Shed).

CRANWORTH. Village Hall: General auction, entries from 1pm, auction 6pm, 07940 212256.

WELLS. The Maltings, Staithe Street: Wells Craft Group craft fair, 10am-5pm.

Exhibitions

CLEY. Pinkfoot Gallery: Contemporary wildlife art exhibition for the Hawk and Owl Trust's 40th anniversary (to May 23), 10am-5.30pm.

SATURDAY, MAY 23

EVENTS

BAWDESWELL. Village Hall: An Evening of Mediumship with Ashley George, stalls, jewellery, raffle, light refreshments, doors 6.30pm, event 7-10pm �7, 01362 688069; proceeds Friends of Bawdeswell School.

BEETLEY. Chapel: Coffee morning, with stalls, Traidcraft and cakes, 10am-12.

BRISTON. Village: Briston and Hunworth Art Trail, various studios open, 10am-5pm; information 01263 862477.

DEREHAM. Memorial Hall: Dereham Beer, Cider and Music Festival, 60 real ales, 20 ciders, music by Blue Fingers (evening), 11am-midnight �4 on door.

Bishop Bonner's Cottage Museum: Open from 11am-4pm.

Mid Norfolk Railway: Fish 'n' Chips Special, 6.30pm �13.50/children �9, 01362 851723.

GRESSENHALL. Gressenhall Farm and Workhouse: Family art and craft activities, based on the theme of colour and natural dyes, 10am-5pm �8.10/concs �6.90/children (four-16) �5.80.

HUNWORTH. Village: Briston and Hunworth Art Trail, various studios open, 10am-5pm; information 01263 862477.

LANGHAM, HOLT. Parish Room: Spring sale, plants, books, good clothes, bric-a-brac etc, 10am-12; proceeds Leukaemia Research.

WEST RAYNHAM. 11 The Street: Afternoon teas, 2-5pm; proceeds East with West Raynham Church.

Park View Lodge: Open studio, work by local artist Kevin Turton, 10am-5pm .

GIGS

DEREHAM. Conservative Club: Bob Shilling, 8.30pm �3.50/members �2.50.

FAKENHAM. Rampant Horse Inn: Understudy, 9pm free.

TOFTWOOD. Social Centre: Memphis Index, 8.30pm �5/members �2.50.

SALES

BRANCASTER STAITHE. Concord, Main Road: Book Bonanza, thousands of books on all subjects including children's, RNLI Christmas cards and souvenirs, from 10am; in aid of the RNLI (opposite the Fish Shed) .

FAKENHAM. Market Place: Farmers' market, 8.30am-12.

Parish Church: Craft market, 10am-3pm.

SWANTON MORLEY. Village Hall: Car boot, supporting diabetes charity and village hall, 7.30am-12, tables �4.

WELLS. The Maltings, Staithe Street: Wells Craft Group craft fair, 10am-5pm.

EXHIBITIONS

BINTREE. St Swithin's Church: Art exhibition and sale, by local artists, 10am-5pm; in aid of church fabric fund.

CLEY. Pinkfoot Gallery: Contemporary wildlife art exhibition for the Hawk and Owl Trust's 40th anniversary, 10am-5.30pm.

HOUGHTON ST. GILES. Parish Church: Art Alive in Churches Weekend, art exhibition with artists in residence, stalls, refreshments, 10am-4pm.

SCARNING. Village Hall: Art exhibition by Scarning Arts Group and pupils at Scarning Primary School, plus plant and cake stalls, refreshments, 10am-5pm.

WALSINGHAM. St Peter's Church, Great Walsingham: Art Alive in Churches Weekend, art exhibition with artists in residence, stalls, refreshments, 10am-4pm.

WEST BARSHAM. Parish Church: Art Alive in Churches Weekend, art exhibition with artists in residence, stalls, refreshments, 10am-4pm.

SUNDAY, MAY 24

EVENTS

BIRCHAM NEWTON. National Construction College: Royal Air Force Bircham Newton Memorial Project Heritage Room Open Day, discover history of former RAF station and its satellite airfields, 11am-5pm free.

BRISTON. Stracey Inn: Sausage Eating Competition, raffle and barbecue (�7 pp), competition �3pp, 12-6pm (weather permitting), proceeds East Anglian Air Ambulance and Community First Response; information 01263 86091.

Village: Briston and Hunworth Art Trail, various studios open, 10am-5pm; information 01263 862477.

CASTLE ACRE. Castle Acre Priory: Join Mistress Mary Sheffield and friends in the year 1590; I Spy Kings and Queens Trail, search the site, solve the mysteries; traditional games in the barn for the half term holiday, information from 01760 755394.

DEREHAM. Memorial Hall: Dereham Beer, Cider and Music Festival, 60 real ales, 20 ciders, music by Pete 'Kiwi@ Keegan and Rock Lobsters, 11am-midnight �4 on door.

GRESSENHALL. Gressenhall Farm and Workhouse: Family art and craft activities, based on the theme of colour and natural dyes, 10am-5pm �8.10/concs �6.90/children (four-16) �5.80.

HUNWORTH. Village: Briston and Hunworth Art Trail, various studios open, 10am-5pm; information 01263 862477.

NORTH CREAKE. Church Glebe Land: St Mary's Church Fete, Punch and Judy, swing boats, tug of war between The Ostrict at South Creake and the Jolly Farmers at North Creake, stalls, games etc, 2pm.

NORTH TUDDENHAM. The Lodge Restaurant and Bar, Main Road: Family fun evening, Bucking Bronco, barbecue, ice-creams, live music from Mister Pink, 5-10pm.

STODY. Stody Lodge Gardens: Garden open, extensive grounds with azaleas and rhododendrons, 2-5pm �4.50/under 12s free .

GIGS

MATTISHALL. Sports and Social Club: Feedback Karaoke, 8.30pm.

REEPHAM. King's Arms, Market Place: Climax Jazz Band, 12-2.30pm in the courtyard (weather permitting).

SALES

BLAKENEY. Village Hall: Antique and collectors' fair, 10am-4pm 50p.

BRANCASTER STAITHE. Concord, Main Road: Book Bonanza, thousands of books on all subjects including children's, RNLI Christmas cards and souvenirs, from 10am; in aid of the RNLI (opposite the Fish Shed).

DEREHAM. Leisure Centre: Charity car boot, pork roast, barbecue, 7am-1pm pitches bookable on 01362 693419; in aid of Scope.

SWANTON MORLEY. Village Hall: Auction, viewing from 9am, auctions starts 12pm, items to be included to be left at hall on Saturday (23), for collections contact 01362 637285/637300/638302.

WELLS. The Maltings, Staithe Street: Antique and collectors' fair, 9.30am-4pm 50p.

EXHIBITIONS

BINTREE. St Swithin's Church: Art exhibition and sale, by local artists, 11am-5pm; in aid of church fabric fund.

HOUGHTON ST. GILES. Parish Church: Art Alive in Churches Weekend, art exhibition with artists in residence, stalls, refreshments, 10am-4pm.

SCARNING. Village Hall: Art exhibition by Scarning Arts Group and pupils at Scarning Primary School, plus plant and cake stalls, refreshments, 10am-5pm.

WALSINGHAM. St Peter's Church, Great Walsingham: Art Alive in Churches Weekend, art exhibition with artists in residence, stalls, refreshments, 10am-4pm.

WEST BARSHAM. Parish Church: Art Alive in Churches Weekend, art exhibition with artists in residence, stalls, refreshments, 10am-4pm.

MONDAY, MAY 25

EVENTS

BIRCHAM. Windmill: Country day event with pony rides, story telling, face painting, demonstrations, stalls etc, 10am-5pm free entry.

BRANCASTER STAITHE. Jolly Sailors: The King's Morris dancing, 12 noon.

BRISTON. Village: Briston and Hunworth Art Trail, various studios open, 10am-5pm; information 01263 862477.

BURNHAM MARKET. Hoste Arms: The King's Morris dancing, 1pm.

CASTLE ACRE. Castle Acre Priory: I Spy Kings and Queens Trail, search the site, solve the mysteries; traditional games in the barn for the half term holiday, information from 01760 755394.

DEREHAM. Salvation Army Hall: Informal group for first time parents (up to nine months), 1.30-3.30pm.

DEREHAM. Memorial Hall: Dereham Beer, Cider and Music Festival, 60 real ales, 20 ciders, 11am-midnight �4 on door .

FAKENHAM. Trap Lane Pavilion: Fakenham Town Band junior workshop, 7-8.30pm, 01328 710019 (Frances).

FOULSHAM. Parish Church: Open Gardens and Treasure Trail, 12 gardens open with family treasure trail, stalls, Big Cushion sale, photographic competition display, assistant dogs only, 10am-5pm �5 for a family of four or �2pp; proceeds village hall and parish church.

GARVESTONE. Village Hall: Toddlers group, 1.30-3pm.

GRESSENHALL. Gressenhall Farm and Workhouse: Family art and craft activities, based on the theme of colour and natural dyes, 10am-5pm �8.10/concs �6.90/children (four-16) �5.80. History fair, re-enactors, East Norfolk Militia drilling, birds of prey display, local history societies and museum stands, 10am-5pm �8.10/concs �6.90/children (four-16) �5.80.

HUNWORTH. Village: Briston and Hunworth Art Trail, various studios open, 10am-5pm; information 01263 862477.

STODY. Stody Lodge Gardens: Garden open, extensive grounds with azaleas and rhododendrons, 2-5pm �4.50/under 12s free .

SWANTON MORLEY. Angel Cricket Ground, Hoe Road: Cricket training for youngsters aged eight-14 (boys and girls), three qualified coaches, Clubmark accreditation, equipment provided, excellent facilities, 6-7.30pm annual membership �2 and �1.50 per session, (George) 01362 637620.

WELLS. Globe Inn: The King's Morris dancing, 2pm and the Quay 3pm.

WEST RAYNHAM. 11 The Street: Afternoon teas, 2-5pm.

CONCERTS

WESTON LONGVILLE. All Saints Church: Glamorous Nights - A Concert of the Music of Ivor Novello and Noel Coward, 7.30pm �8, 01603 880965 or 880165.

GIGS

REEPHAM. King's Arms, Market Place: Dixie Mix, 12-2.30pm in the courtyard (weather permitting).

SALES

GRESSENHALL. Social Club, Roughholme Close: General auction, cash only, 4pm, 07963 641687 (Denise).

LANGHAM, HOLT. Churchyard: Bring and Buy, various stalls, refreshments, 10am-12 (inside church or Parish Room if wet); proceeds parish church general fund.

TITTLESHALL. Village Hall: Grand book sale, refreshments, 9am-3pm.

WELLS. The Maltings, Staithe Street: Antique and collectors' fair, 9.30am-4pm 50p.

EXHIBITIONS

BINTREE. St Swithin's Church: Art exhibition and sale, by local artists, 10am-5pm; in aid of church fabric fund.

HOUGHTON ST. GILES. Parish Church: Art Alive in Churches Weekend, art exhibition with artists in residence, stalls, refreshments, 10am-4pm.

SCARNING. Village Hall: Art exhibition by Scarning Arts Group and pupils at Scarning Primary School, plus plant and cake stalls, refreshments, 10am-5pm.

WALSINGHAM. St Peter's Church, Great Walsingham: Art Alive in Churches Weekend, art exhibition with artists in residence, stalls, refreshments, 10am-4pm.

WEST BARSHAM. Parish Church: Art Alive in Churches Weekend, art exhibition with artists in residence, stalls, refreshments, 10am-4pm.

WEST RAYNHAM. Park View Lodge: Open studio, work by local artist Kevin Turton, 10am-5pm .

TUESDAY, MAY 26

EVENTS

CASTLE ACRE. Castle Acre Priory: Traditional games in the barn for the half term holiday, information from 01760 755394.

DEREHAM. London Road Scout HQ: Dereham and District Toy Library and SNAP (Special Needs and Parents), term time 9am-noon, school holidays 10am-12 �1 per family, details 01362 690148/853373.

Bishop Bonner's Cottage Museum: Open from 2-4.30pm.

Meeting Point: Bingo, cash prizes, 7.30pm.

FAKENHAM. 18 Cattle Market Street: Gardening Club, fun flower arranging with trimmings from your garden, speaker from Sandringham Garden Club, 10am-11.30am; internet access, regular Art Club meets, all welcome, 10am-1pm.

GRESSENHALL. Gressenhall Farm and Workhouse: Family art and craft activities, based on the theme of colour and natural dyes, 10am-5pm �8.10/concs �6.90/children (four-16) �5.80.

SCARNING. Village Hall: Art group, all abilities (beginners welcome), 9am-12 �4 (tea/coffee included), �4 per morning, just come along/ring 01362 687943.

SCULTHORPE. Sculthorpe Moor Community Nature Reserve: Pond dipping, 11am and 2pm �2 per child; information 01328 856788.

Village Hall: Fakenham Choral Society meeting, 7.30pm, 01328 851848.

WALSINGHAM. Village Hall: Baby and toddler group, regular meetings for all accompanied birth to five-year-olds welcome, 9.30-11.30am, 01263 821507.

WEST RAYNHAM. 11 The Street: Afternoon teas, 2-5pm.

Park View Lodge: Open studio, work by local artist Kevin Turton, 10am-5pm.

WEDNESDAY, MAY 27

EVENTS

BLAKENEY. Harbour Room: An Evening with gunsmith Simon Featherstone, head gamekeeper at Sennowe Park, event supported by the Blakeney & District Wildfowlers, 8.15pm.

CASTLE ACRE. Castle Acre Priory: Traditional games in the barn for the half term holiday, information from 01760 755394.

CLEY. Norfolk Wildlife Trust Visitor Centre: Guided walk with warden, 10am-12 �5/children and NWT members �3; booking essential 01263 740008.

DEREHAM. Salvation Army, St Nicholas Street: Cameo Club meeting with special guests The Young Musicians, 2pm.

Leisure Centre: Baby massage class, weekly event for birth to 7 months, for colic, sleep, bonding etc; baby yoga, 2pm details 01362 851819/07710 897498.

Library: Dereham Society talk: Norfolk in Wartime by Malcolm Cooper, refreshments, 7.30pm, information 01362 694654.

The Gallery: Make a small collage with your transfer dyed paper or found paper such as magazine pages, junk mail, letters etc, 7.30-9.30pm �7.50, 01362 690969.

GRESSENHALL. Gressenhall Farm and Workhouse: Family art and craft activities, based on the theme of colour and natural dyes, 10am-5pm �8.10/concs �6.90/children (four-16) �5.80.

HONINGHAM. Village Hall: Step, 7.30pm.

NORTH CREAKE. Village Hall: North Creake Baby and Toddler Group, from birth to five years, 01263 821507.

SALLE. Salle Park Estate Gardens (off B1145 between Cawston and Reepham): Garden open, traditional working walled garden, large range of fruit, vegetables and flowers, herbaceous borders, vinery, display glasshouses, 8am-4.30pm �3.

SCARNING. Village Hall: Art group, all abilities (beginners welcome), 9am-12 �4 (tea/coffee included), �4 per morning, just come along or ring 01362 687943.

SCULTHORPE. Sculthorpe Moor Community Nature Reserve: Mini beast safari, 11am and 2pm �2 per child; information 01328 856788.

Village Hall: Bingo, 7.30pm.

TOFTWOOD. Village Hall: Whist drive, 1.30pm.

WALSINGHAM. Tourist Information Centre, Shirehall, Common Place: Walsingham guided tour, 11am �5/pensioners �4.50/children �2.50, 01328 820250.

WELLS. The Maltings, Staithe Street: Fashion Show by Ann Bush of Get Smart, Fakenham, 7.30pm �10 including glass of wine and canapes, tickets from Home for Wells, The Sackhouse and Jicklings Yard in Wells or 01328 711378; proceeds Home for Wells.

WEST RAYNHAM. 11 The Street: Afternoon teas, 2-5pm.

Park View Lodge: Open studio, work by local artist Kevin Turton, 10am-5pm.

SHOWS

DEREHAM. Memorial Hall, Norwich Road: Ruby and Her Horses (song and storytelling) - the Bumpstead Boys, 7pm �6 including tea and biscuits, 01362 693821.

GIGS

DEREHAM. Royal Standard, 86 Baxter Row: Jam sessions, 8pm.

LYNG. Lakeside Country Club: Dereham Jazz Club presents Colin Watling and the Paul Shepherd Quintet, 8.30pm �8.

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