What's on, where and when

THURSDAY, 24/07/2008EVENTSELSING. Village Hall: Bingo, 8pm.FAKENHAM. First Focus Drop-In Centre, 18 Cattle Market Street: Free internet access, informal art club, 10am-3pm; Victim Support, help for anyone affected by crime, practical and emotional, 10am-12 noon.

THURSDAY, 24/07/2008

EVENTS

ELSING. Village Hall: Bingo, 8pm.

FAKENHAM. First Focus Drop-In Centre, 18 Cattle Market Street: Free internet access, informal art club, 10am-3pm; Victim Support, help for anyone affected by crime, practical and emotional, 10am-12 noon.


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

WALSINGHAM. Tourist Information Centre: Guided tour of Walsingham, 11am, information and bookings 01328 820250.

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SHOWS

WELLS-NEXT-THE-SEA. Granary Theatre, Staithe Street: What the Dickens? or Carry On Charlie (light-hearted romp in words and music) - Rumpus Theatre Company, 7.30pm £8/Friends £7, 01328 710193.

DANCES

DEREHAM. Dereham Leisure Centre, Station Road: Ballroom and Latin with Xavier, beginners and improvers 8.30-10pm £6, members £5, 01760 336410.

EAST TUDDENHAM. Jubilee Hall: Ballroom, Latin and sequence, with Nina and Bob, 8-10.30pm £2.50.

FAKENHAM. Community Centre, Oak Street: Line with Dave, beginners 7.15-8.15pm, improvers 8.15-9.45pm, 01328 863697.

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

BURNHAM OVERY STAITHE. Village Hall: 20-year celebration of artwork with paintings, prints, basketware, glass, pottery and textiles (until August 17), 10.30am-5.30pm (except July 27, 12-2pm) free entry.

GREAT BIRCHAM. Carter Gallery: Exhibition of paintings by Brian Hinton (to July 25), 10am-5pm.

FRIDAY, 25/07/2008

EVENTS

DEREHAM. Methodist Church, Theatre Street: Flower Festival - Through the Golden Mists of Time, 10am-7.30pm.

LITTLE SNORING. St Andrew's Church: Flower festival - A Year in Flowers, with plants for sale, competition, raffle, teas and cakes, 10am-6pm.

SWANTON MORLEY. All Saints' Church: Bell ringing practice, 7.30pm.

TOFTWOOD. Social Centre: Fun quiz and bingo, 8.30pm.

CONCERTS

SOUTH CREAKE. St Mary's Parish Church: The Yorke Trust presents Handel's Theodora performed by the Creakes International Opera Ensemble and Baroque Sinfonia, 7pm £20, 01328 823501 or www.yorkedition.co.uk.

WELLS-NEXT-THE-SEA. St Nicholas' Parish Church: Organ recital by Peter Stevenson, 7.30pm £7, 01328 711312 or 710801.

GIGS

BINHAM. Chequers Inn: Hard Rain, 8.30pm.

DEREHAM. Royal Standard: Karaoke, 8pm.

HINDOLVESTON. Village Hall: Rig-a-Jig-Jig and friends, 8.30pm.

NORTH ELMHAM. The Railway: Martin/Doe Ocet (jazz), 8.30pm.

WELLS-NEXT-THE-SEA. SS Albatros, Quay: Fanno Meglio (jazz), 8.30pm.

EXHIBITIONS

BURNHAM OVERY STAITHE. Village Hall: 20-year celebration of artwork with paintings, prints, basketware, glass, pottery and textiles (until August 17), 10.30am-5.30pm (except July 27, 12-2pm) free entry.

GREAT BIRCHAM. Carter Gallery: Exhibition of paintings by Brian Hinton (to July 25), 10am-5pm.

SATURDAY, 26/07/2008

EVENTS

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

DEREHAM. JDT Music, 20 Charles Wood Road, Rashes Green Industrial Estate: Open day, information available from tutors on lessons and workshops, 11am-4pm free; student showcase, 6-9pm £1.50.

Methodist Church, Theatre Street: Flower Festival - Through the Golden Mists of Time, plus exhibition by Dereham Windmill Quilters, 10am-6pm.

FAKENHAM. Fakenham Museum of Gas and Local History, Hempton Road: Display of motorcycles by Harley Davidson enthusiasts of the Fenlanders HOG, 3pm; museum open from 10.30am-4.30pm.

GREAT MASSINGHAM. Village hall, green and parish church: Duck festival, car boot (morning) followed by flower displays, art and craft fair, exhibition of drawings by local schoolchildren, display of RAF memorabilia, games, fancy dress, children's races and pet show, 1-4pm.

GRESSENHALL. Gressenhall Farm and Workhouse: Scarecrows, Crops, Fields and Farmers, various activities including making a mini farm, crop circle collages or pop-scarecrow (activities vary from day to day, ring for details), 10am-5pm £7.90/concs £6.70/children £5.60 (4-16), information 01362 860563.

GUESTWICK. Village Hall: Fete and sports day, usual attractions plus tug-of-war and sports, 2.30pm; in aid of hall and church funds.

HEMPTON. Hempton Marsh: Moth day (session two), see overnight traps opened and moths identified, 10am.

HOCKERING. Village Hall: Coffee morning, with stalls, 10am-noon; proceeds St Michael's Church.

LANGHAM, HOLT. Village: Langham street fair, 100 plus art and craft stalls, entertainment including Matthews Norfolk Brass, children's fun, village stalls, giant bric-a-brac, hot and cold food stalls, 10am-5pm; hog roast and live music outside the Bluebell, 8-11pm.

LITTLE SNORING. St Andrew's Church: Flower festival - A Year in Flowers, with plants for sale, competition, raffle, teas and cakes, 10am-6pm.

MATTISHALL. Cafe Verde: Fourth Mattishall Beer Festival, 40 plus real ales from East Anglian breweries, hog roast, barbecue, live music, charity raffle, children's play area, noon-midnight £6.50/children free, 01362 857100 or www.cafe-verde.co.uk.

REEPHAM. The Chapel, Station Road: Saturday Drop-In, Fairtrade coffee, Traidcraft stall, cream tea with Fairtrade jam, Green Pastures bookstall, art exhibition, 10am-4pm.

Town: Music festival around the town, various bands/arts and crafts events, 10am-10pm £10 in advance from Norwich Arts Centre (001603 660352)/£15 on the day/under 5s free.

SAHAM TONEY. Village: Open gardens, various houses, maps from village post office, 10am-4pm £2.50; proceeds St George's Church and other charities.

SWAFFHAM. Methodist Church Hall: Coffee morning, 9.30am-12; for church funds.

St Peter and St Paul Parish Church: Coffee morning, 9.15am-12.

The Assembly Rooms, Market Place: Swaffham Horticultural Society's annual show, from 1pm; auction and raffle 3.45pm.

SWANTON MORLEY. All Saints' Church: Tower open day, tours of the bell tower (adults £1/children 50p), plus stalls, games, treasure hunt and refreshments, 10am-4pm.

TITTLESHALL. Village Hall: Village Screen presents The Other Boleyn Girl (12A), 7.30pm £3.50 on door.

WEASENHAM. Recreation ground: Fete, stalls, games, fancy dress, 1-4pm; proceeds Weasenham Pre-school.

WEST ACRE. Abbey House grounds: Garden fete, ferret racing, air rifle competition, stalls, games, barbecue, refreshments, 3-6pm £1/under 16s free; proceeds village hall.

YAXHAM. Village Hall: Cash bingo, raffle, 7.30pm.

CONCERTS

DEREHAM. Methodist Church, Theatre Street: Flower Festival concert by Broadland Youth Choir, 7.30pm £5, tickets from Bennetts, Norwich Street, Dereham (01362 692488).

SOUTH CREAKE. St Mary's Parish Church: The Yorke Trust presents Handel's Theodora performed by the Creakes International Opera Ensemble and Baroque Sinfonia, 7pm £20, 01328 823501 or www.yorkedition.co.uk.

GIGS

DEREHAM. Royal Standard: Karaoke, 8pm.

Coachmaker's Arms: Al Sharp (soul), 9pm.

Conservative Cub, Quebec Street: Paul Copestake, 8.30pm £3.

FOXLEY. Village Hall: Hits of the Decades - Sixties to Present Day, hog roast, 7pm adults £8/children under 14 £4/under 6 free,

GRESSENHALL. Social Club, Rougholme Close: The Johnny Vincent Duo (50s-60s rock 'n' roll), 8.30pm £4.

NORTH ELMHAM. Tracks at the Railway: Stepping Out, doors 8.30pm, music from 9pm £3.

REEPHAM. Town venues: Reepham Music Festival - day of rock, folk, classical and blues, plus arts and crafts events and exhibitors (market square), acts appearing include Ten Ten Tackles. Soul Traders, Badly Worn Boys, The Gallery String Quartet, Horses Brawl, John Ward and Mario Price, Cruefolk, TinPig, Pinky Umbrella and lots more, 10am-10pm £10 adv from Norwich Arts Centre (01603 660352), or £15 on day from Very Nice Things in Reepham Market Place.

TOFTWOOD. Social Centre: Second Opinion, 8.30pm.

WELLS-NEXT-THE-SEA. Memorial Institute Club: Winnie Clarke, 8.30pm.

DANCES

EAST TUDDENHAM. Jubilee Hall: Ballroom, Latin and popular sequence with Nina and Bob, 7.45-10.45pm £3.

HONINGHAM. Village Hall: Ballroom and sequence with Eddie, 7.30-10.45pm £2.50; proceeds Big C.

SALES

FAKENHAM. Argos frontage: Fundraising stall, cakes, plants, books, bric-a-brac, 8am-12; proceeds Fakenham Evening WI.

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

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

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

EXHIBITIONS

BURNHAM OVERY STAITHE. Village Hall: 20-year celebration of artwork with paintings, prints, basketware, glass, pottery and textiles (until August 17), 10.30am-5.30pm (except July 27, 12-2pm) free entry.

GREAT BIRCHAM. Carter Gallery: Photographic exhibition of patterns in nature by Jo Halpin Jones (to August 15), 10m-5pm.

GREAT MASSINGHAM. RAF Museum: Exhibition, 10am-5pm.

SUNDAY, 27/07/2008

EVENTS

BIRCHAM NEWTON. RAF Bircham Newton Heritage Room: Open Day, displays showing history of the former RAF station and its satellite airfields, 11am-5pm.

BRADENHAM. Bradenham Hall: Garden open for National Gardens Scheme, garden for all seasons, flower gardens, formally designed, rose gardens, kitchen garden with two glasshouses, arboretum, 2-5.30pm £4/children free.

CRANWORTH. AzSu Alpacas, Low Farm: Alpaca open day, interact and learn about these endearing animals, craft stalls and barn shop, refreshments available, 11am-4pm £2.50/under 10s £1.50.

DEREHAM. Methodist Church, Theatre Street: Flower festival - Through the Golden Mists of Time, plus exhibition by Dereham Windmill Quilters, 1-5.30pm; Trinity Methodist Choir with Olwyn Brough, 6.30pm.

GRESSENHALL. Gressenhall Farm and Workhouse: Scarecrows, Crops, Fields and Farmers, various activities including making a mini farm, crop circle collages or pop-scarecrow (activities vary from day to day, ring for details), 10am-5pm £7.90/concs £6.70/children £5.60 (4-16), information 01362 860563.

GUNTHORPE. Gunthorpe Hall Gardens: Garden fete, stalls, games and more, 2pm; proceeds St Mary's Church Restoration Fund and the Village Institute.

LITTLE SNORING. St Andrew's Church: Flower festival - A Year in Flowers, with plants for sale, competition, raffle, teas and cakes, 10am-6pm.

WELLS-NEXT-THE-SEA. Quay: East Anglian Working Newfoundlands, life-saving displays in aid of Wells lifeboat, 1.30-2pm.

WENDLING. Village Hall: Cash bingo, 7.30pm.

GIGS

DEREHAM. Cherry Tree: Egypt (blues-rock), 9pm. Egypt (blues-rock), 9pm.

SALES

HINGHAM. Sports Hall, Watton Road: Antiques and collectors' fair, 50 stands, 10am-4pm £1.

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

EXHIBITIONS

BURNHAM OVERY STAITHE. Village Hall: 20-year celebration of artwork with paintings, prints, basketware, glass, pottery and textiles (until August 17), 12-2pm) free entry.

GREAT BIRCHAM. Carter Gallery: Photographic exhibition of patterns in nature by Jo Halpin Jones (to August 15), 10m-5pm.

GREAT MASSINGHAM. RAF Museum: Exhibition, 12 noon-5pm.

MONDAY, 28/07/2008

EVENTS

BLAKENEY. Quay: Seal trips with Beans, 1pm, 2pm and 3pm £8/children £4, 01263 740505 or 740038. Seal trips with Bishop's Boats, 12.45pm, 1.45pm, 2.45pm and 3.45pm £8/children £4, 08000 740754.

DEREHAM. Bell Tower, St Nicholas Church: Bell-ringing practice every Monday, 7.30pm.

Royal Standard Public House, 86 Baxter Row: Quiz night, 8.30pm.

ELSING. Mermaid Inn: Fiddlesticks Northwest Clog dancing, 8pm.

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

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

GRESSENHALL. Gressenhall Farm and Workhouse: Scarecrows, Crops, Fields and Farmers, various activities including making a mini farm, crop circle collages or pop-scarecrow (activities vary from day to day, ring for details), 10am-5pm £7.90/concs £6.70/children £5.60 (4-16), information 01362 860563.

SWANTON MORLEY. Angel Cricket Ground, Hoe Road: Cricket training for children (8-14 years), two qualified coaches, Sport England Clubmark accreditation, 6-7.30pm £1.50, 01362 637620 (George).

DANCES

TOFTWOOD. Village Hall: Line, beginners 7.30-8.30pm £3, improvers 8.30-10pm £4, 01603 746048 (Melissa).

SALES

BURNHAM MARKET. The Green: General auction, entries 7-11.30am, starts 1pm; information 01366 387587.

GRESSENHALL. Social Club, Rougholme Close: General auction, 6pm, 01362 860801.

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

EXHIBITIONS

BURNHAM OVERY STAITHE. Village Hall: 20-year celebration of artwork with paintings, prints, basketware, glass, pottery and textiles (until August 17), 10.30am-5.30pm (except July 27, 12-2pm) free entry.

GREAT BIRCHAM. Carter Gallery: Photographic exhibition of patterns in nature by Jo Halpin Jones (to August 15), 10m-5pm.

TUESDAY, 29/07/2008

EVENTS

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

FAKENHAM. First Focus Drop-In Centre, 18 Cattle Market Street: Green Fingers Gardeners' coffee morning and sale of produce and books, 10am-1pm.

GRESSENHALL. Gressenhall Farm and Workhouse: Scarecrows, Crops, Fields and Farmers, various activities including making a mini farm, crop circle collages or pop-scarecrow (activities vary from day to day, ring for details), 10am-5pm £7.90/concs £6.70/children £5.60 (4-16), information 01362 860563.

NORTH CREAKE. Village Hall: Sushi for beginners, learn the basics of how to make sushi, 7-9pm £20 including sushi mat, rice paddle, wine/sake/green tea; booking essential 07948 627243.

SHIPDHAM. WI Hall: Whist drive, 7.30pm £1.

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

WENDLING. Village Hall: Cash bingo, 7.30pm.

SHOWS

HOLKHAM. The Pottery Yard, Holkham Park: Peter Pan (outdoor theatre) - Heartbreak Productions, gates 5pm, performance 6pm £10/concs £7/family ticket £30, 01328 713111.

DANCES

BRISTON. Village Hall, Copeman Centre: Tea dance, no booking necessary, refreshments, free parking, all abilities, £2 2-4pm.

BYLAUGH. Bylaugh Hall: Lindy hop with Rock the Block, lesson 8-9pm followed by freestyle, £5.

FAKENHAM. Fakenham Community Centre, Oak Street: Beginners line dancing class, 10am-11.30am.

MATTISHALL. Sports and Social Club: Modern jive with Foot-loose, beginners and intermediates 7.30-10.30pm, 07947 607810.

TOFTWOOD. Village Hall: Tea dance with Nina and Bob, 2-4.30pm £2.50 including refreshments.

SALES

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

EXHIBITIONS

BURNHAM OVERY STAITHE. Village Hall: 20-year celebration of artwork with paintings, prints, basketware, glass, pottery and GREAT BIRCHAM. Carter Gallery: Photographic exhibition of patterns in nature by Jo Halpin Jones (to August 15), 10m-5pm.

WEDNESDAY, 30/07/2008

EVENTS

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

Salvation Army, St Nicholas Street: Cameo Club meeting with guest Major Grace Richardson, come and “have your say,” 2pm.

GRESSENHALL. Gressenhall Farm and Workhouse: Scarecrows, Crops, Fields and Farmers, various activities including making a mini farm, crop circle collages or pop-scarecrow (activities vary from day to day, ring for details), 10am-5pm £7.90/concs £6.70/children £5.60 (4-16), information 01362 860563.

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

TOFTWOOD. Village Hall: Whist drive, all welcome, 1.30pm.

WALSINGHAM. Tourist Information Centre: Guided tour of Walsingham, 11am, information and bookings 01328 820250.

WELLS-NEXT-THE-SEA. Lifeboat Station, Beach Road: Lifeboat open evening, meet the crews, board the lifeboat, watch lifeboat videos, souvenir shop open, 6.30-9pm.

RNLI Boathouse: Open evening, see the lifeboat, meet the crew, souvenirs on sale, from 6.30pm.

CONCERTS

WALSINGHAM. St Mary and All Saints' Church, Little Walsingham: Organ recital by David Saint (St Chad's Cathedral, Birmingham), 8pm collection.

GIGS

DEREHAM. Royal Standard, 86 Baxter Row: Karaoke every Wednesday, 8pm.

LYNG. Lakeside Country Club: Dereham Jazz Club presents Pete Baker's Crusy Jazzers, 8.30pm £9.

DANCES

DEREHAM. Phoenix Hotel, Church Street: Ballroom, Latin, tango, swing and salsa with Xavier, practice 7.30-9.30pm £5, per person, 01760 336410.

GRESSENHALL. Social Club: Line dancing classes, 7.30pm £3 session, 01362 860547.

SALES

BRADENHAM. Football Ground, Hale Road: Car boot sale every Wednesday for the summer, 7am-noon pitches £5, 01362 698109.

LONGHAM. Village Hall: Cash sale and general auction, entries from 10am, viewing from 2pm, starts 6.30pm; information 01362 821193.

EXHIBITIONS

BURNHAM OVERY STAITHE. Village Hall: 20-year celebration of artwork with paintings, prints, basketware, glass, pottery and textiles (until August 17), 10.30am-5.30pm (except July 27, 12-2pm) free entry.

GREAT BIRCHAM. Carter Gallery: Photographic exhibition of patterns in nature by Jo Halpin Jones (to August 15), 10m-5pm.

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