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Norwich 99.9 - What's On in the Norwich area

ANNUAL CHARITY BALL
Fri 22nd May 2015
The Norfolk Suite at Sprowston Manor
7.00pm to 1.00am

B & B’s Annual Charity Ball, raising funds for the Priscilla Bacon Lodge Support Group.

The evening will include a delicious 3 course meal, entertainment with Radio Norwich 99.9's very own Rob Chandler, fantastic raffle prizes, and an auction.

£30.00 per person – over 18's only.

To purchase tickets please contact Julie Sapey on 07713 421193 or e-mail sapeyofhird@btinternet.com.

If you can't attend - donations can be made to the Priscilla Bacon Lodge Support Group stating The B&B Ball.


MUSIC ON A SPRING EVENING
Fri 22nd May 2015
Heydon Parish Church
7pm

“Music on a Spring Evening” to be given by the Crickets, senior singers from the choir of Gresham’s School conducted by Mark Jones. Entry will be £7.00 payable at the door and will include wine, soft drinks and finger food in the interval. Proceeds will be for the restoration of the historic organ in the church.


BUXTON FLOWER FESTIVAL
Sat 23rd May 2015 - Mon 25th May 2015
Buxton Church
10am to 4pm, all three days

Floral displays, stalls, cafe, Saturday night concert 7.30pm all at the church. More info on the link below.

Website: www.buxtonflowerfestival.co.uk


FAMILY FUN DAY
Sun 24th May 2015
Sprowston Social Club, Blue Boar Lane, Norwich
11am - 6pm

On Sunday 24th May, the Liam Still foundation are holding a family fun day. This includes live music, bbq, tea/coffee cake tent, bouncy castle, sumo wrestling suits, ice cream, candy floss, sweets, games, face painting, tombola, raffle, plus a variety of stalls.
This is being arranged on behalf of the Hamlet Centre who help children and adults with learning and physical disabilities.


HEATHER AVENUE INFANT SCHOOL OPEN STUDIOS ART EXHIBITION
Mon 1st Jun 2015 - Fri 5th Jun 2015
Heather Avenue Infant School, Heather Avenue, Hellesdon, Norwich, NR6 6LT
Mon 1st, Tue 2nd, Thu 4th, Fri 5th June 10am - noon and 1.30pm - 2.30pm

All the children at Heather Avenue Infant School have contributed art pieces to create an outstanding gallery of work. Come and see our work including pieces made of clay, pastels, paint and collage.


CHARITY PLANT SALE
Tue 2nd Jun 2015
85 Furze Road, Thorpe St Andrew
9am - 9pm

There will be a wide range of locally grown plants on sale which has become well known locally over the years for the amazing variety of tomatoes and peppers of all colours, shapes and sizes.

It’s raising money for The Norfolk Renal Fund and Macmillan Nurses at the Norfolk and Norwich Hospital.

The annual event organised by Maggie and Kymm will be running all day from 9am until 9pm.


OPEN DAY AT ASSIST TRUST
Sat 6th Jun 2015
Heath Gardens, Hill Farm Allotments, Sprowston Road, Norwich, NR3 4HY
11am - 3pm

Assist Trust is a progression service working with people with learning difficulties. We are celebrating our 25th anniversary by holding an open day at our gardens site. Featuring D4Dance, Angel Road School Steel Band, Musical Keys, Zumba group. Refreshments, hog roast, teas, cakes etc, guess the weight of the cake, tombola & raffle.


CHARITY PLANT SALE
Sat 6th Jun 2015
85 Furze Road, Thorpe St Andrew
9am - 9pm

There's another chance to buy a wide range of locally grown plants on sale; it has become well known locally over the years for the amazing variety of tomatoes and peppers of all colours, shapes and sizes.

It’s raising money for The Norfolk Renal Fund and Macmillan Nurses at the Norfolk and Norwich Hospital.

The annual event organised by Maggie and Kymm will be running all day from 9am until 9pm.


CHARITY CASINO NIGHT
Sat 6th Jun 2015
Sprowston Manor Hotel, Wroxham Road, Norwich, NR7 8RP
7pm for 7.30pm until late

Tickets £25 per person, including a buffet, disco, $100 'casino cash', with quality prizes for the top casino winners. There will also be a raffle and other fun games on the night.

Tickets available from Claire Boer and Sarah Palmer at Carrow Fire Station (tel: 0300 1231248)
claire.boer@fire.norfolk.gov.uk or sarah.palmer@fire.norfolk.gov.uk or on the link below.

Supported by Norfolk Fire and Rescue Service.

Website: www.firefighterscharity.org.uk/casinonightnorfolk


BIG BRUNDALL GARAGE SALE
Sun 7th Jun 2015
9.30am - 2.30pm

Acle and Brundall Lions Club are holding their annual ‘Big Brundall Garage Sale’. Residences in the village are taking part and will be selling from their garages/gardens between 9.30am and 2.30pm. Maps will be available on the day (for a small donation) from the Lions stall which will be outside The Ram Public House, The Street, Brundall.

All money raised will go toward local causes/charities.


NELSON'S JOURNEY PURPLE PICNIC
Mon 8th Jun 2015 - Sun 14th Jun 2015
The aim of the Purple Picnic is to get the local community together, choosing their preferred date between 8th -14th June, to fundraise for Nelson’s Journey whilst remembering someone close to them who has died. Anyone can get involved, from schools, to work places and families.

Nelson’s Journey are also providing the location for a Finale Purple Picnic event on Saturday 13th June 2015 at Smiles House, Little Plumstead, at which we hope to see as many people as possible! Entry is free, just bring along your purple picnic!

Enjoy free face painting, relax to live music from local musicians, try your hand at our cupcake decorating stall, listen to our magical and mystical storyteller, take part in special memory activities and view our new home, Smiles House...plus much more!

A Purple Picnic fundraising pack is available from 10th April. Register and download from the website below.

Website: www.nelsonsjourney.org.uk


CHARITY QUIZ AND CHIPS
Fri 12th Jun 2015
Multiple Sclerosis Therapy Centre Norfolk, Unit I & J Iceni Court, Delft Way, NORWICH, NR6 6BB.

Quiz and Chips in aid of Multiple Sclerosis Therapy Centre Norfolk. Tickets £8.50 per person inc Fish or Sausage or Spring Roll and Chips. Tickets in advance by phoning 01603 488561.


RAOB FAMILY FUN DAY
Fri 12th Jun 2015
St Faiths Centre, Manor Road NR10 3LF
12-4pm

Raising money for Stepping Stones Norwich.

Free Entry! Come and meet Olaf, Peppa Pig and friends. BBQ and refreshments plus lots of fun and games for all the family with some great prizes including £50 cash and Wes Hoolahan's signed shirt! Children and adults can have a go on the 20ft slide or simply have a browse round the trade stalls.

Come and show us your skills on the coconut shy and help raise funds. Please come and show your support.


FLOWER AND CRAFT FESTIVAL
Fri 12th Jun 2015 - Sun 14th Jun 2015
Old Catton (crafts and displays in Church Hall, Blacksmith's Way)

Flowers in Church with theme ‘Special Days’, and scarecrows and decorated wheelbarrows throughout the village.

Concert in Church - Ancestral Voices - East Anglian Music through the Ages, Sunday 14 June at 6pm. Tickets £7.50.

For enquiries ring 01603 425615 or email dparvic@btinternet.com.


SUMMER FAIR
Sat 13th Jun 2015
Old Lakenham Community Centre and Vicarage Garden, Harwood Road, Norwich, NR1 2NG
11am - 3pm

The fair will include a variety of craft stalls selling unique gifts, jewellery, toys, books, cakes, etc. There will also be a tombola and refreshments will be available. For the children there will be a bouncy castle, face painting, biscuit decorating and a Disney "Frozen" photo booth where they can have their photo taken as Elsa and Anna. The Norwich Star Wars Club characters will also be there.

Admission to this Event is FREE.


CRAFT & GIFT FAIR
Sat 13th Jun 2015
White House Farm PYO, Salhouse Road, Sprowston, NR7 8SB
9am - 2pm

Come and show your support for some very talented local crafters. Numerous crafts on show - fabric & felt work, driftwood sculptures, scrabble art, antique cutlery craft, photography, local authors, handmade cards and jewellery to name but a few.

The farm's new Coffee & Butchers shop will both be up and running, cream teas, bacon butties, scones and not to mention fields full of juicy Strawberries just ripe for picking!


SUMMER FETE
Sat 13th Jun 2015
Heartsease Primary Academy, Rider Haggard Road, Norwich, NR7 9UE
11am - 3pm.

The Friends of Heartsease Primary will be holding this Summer Fete, and all money raised will go back to the school.

There will be fairground rides, bouncy castle, food and refreshments; raffle, tombolas, games, face painting, Jake Ace Magician and Circus workshop, falconry, stalls, craft stalls, cakes, and lots, lots more!

In The Arena area we have:

11.30 Dance Off - a local group from ENYP
12pm School Cheerleaders with Anti Bullying
1.30pm FREE taster session from Traditional Karate and Fitness
2pm Pam Clarke Music and Dance Academy
2.30pm Demonstration from Traditional Karate and Fitness


CHARITY HORSE SHOW
Sun 14th Jun 2015
Forest Edge Arena, Swaffham

Raising money for the Alzheimer's Society. This show is open to everyone, not just competitors so that we can raise as much money as possible!

There are 41 horse classes throughout the day and a tombola so chances to see lots of horses and win some brilliant prizes too! If you can donate a prize, please contact Charlotte Bunting (charlottebunting@hotmail.com).


NORWICH ROADRUNNERS' WROXHAM 5K RACE
Wed 17th Jun 2015
Broadland High School
7.15pm (be at race HQ for 7pm for the briefing)

Second in a series of three scenic 5k races based in Wroxham. The race is suitable for speed runners and new runners alike - and the last mile is downhill so you can pick up some serious speed for a sprint finish!

More details on the website below.

Website: www.norwichroadrunners.com/index.php/menu/our-races/item/163


EARSHAM VILLAGE FETE
Sat 20th Jun 2015
The Green, Earsham, NR35 2TS
12.30 - 3.30pm

Join in the fun of a traditional Village Fete. Wander around the stalls, join in the Tug of War, have something to eat and drink and try your luck on the raffle while the kids enter the Fancy Dress Competition, have fun on the Bouncy Castle, enjoy the craft activities, have their face painted and lots more!


FAMILY OPEN DAY AND FETE
Sat 20th Jun 2015
Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital, NR3 7UY
11am - 4pm

Lots of free activities, including "bring your teddy for an X-Ray", sample the famous Trust Treats cakes and enjoy the live music! There will also be a 5km fun run (see link below). Free entry and no charge for parking in the hospital car park (charges still apply in the public car park).

Website: www.activenorfolk.org


CHARITY FUN DAY
Sun 21st Jun 2015
Sprowston Sports & Social Club
12 - 5pm

Charity Fun Day for East Anglian Childrens Hospices NOOK Appeal, hosted by Courtesy Taxis.

The event will have lots of rides and attractions for the children, food and drink, crafts and much more - plus the Radio Norwich 99.9 Street Team will be there too.

If you would like to be involved please email citycars.ltd@btconnect.com (a small donation of £50 is asked for to exhibit on the day).


'BREAKING CLAYS' CHARITY CLAY PIGEON SHOOT
Fri 26th Jun 2015
Sennowe Park, Guist

An exclusive event on the private Sennowe Park Estate, hosted by Jake Humphrey, fundraising for the Break charity. More details on the website below.

Website: www.breaking-clays.com


FETE & DOG SHOW
Sat 27th Jun 2015
Hethersett Jubilee Youth Club, Back Lane, Hethersett, NR9 3JJ
12noon - 3.30pm

Fun dog show and fete and children's fancy dress (summer garden). Stalls, refreshments, BBQ, dog show, and games. Surprise guest to open the event!

Free entrance to the fete. Come and have a fun family time and help the Youth Club as well.


THORPE END PRE-SCHOOL (TEDDIES) SUMMER FETE
Sun 28th Jun 2015
Thorpe End Village Hall
12 - 4pm

Stalls and entertainment include: Bouncy castle, swing boats, face painting, Aspire Dance shows, phoenix cards, handmade gifts, tombola, toys, books, grand raffle, children's games and many more....

Refreshments including a beer tent, cake stall, gourmet donuts and Tesco Farm to Fork.

Everyone welcome! Free entry.

Website: www.thorpeendteddies.co.uk


SUMMER SHOW
Tue 30th Jun 2015 - Sat 4th Jul 2015
Spotlight Musical Theatre Group, Beccles

This year's Summer Show is the hit Broadway & West End Show, The Who's "Tommy" from 7.30pm each night. Featuring Pinball Wizard, Acid Queen, Sensation, See Me, Feel Me and many more of the famous Rock Opera songs, including new songs written for the stage musical version. Tickets on sale NOW (see link below).


Website: becclespublichall.com


EDITH CAVELL ACADEMY SUMMER FETE
Fri 10th Jul 2015
Edith Cavell Academy and Nursery, Duckett Close, Norwich, NR1 2LR
2.30pm - 7pm

A celebration of the school year and an opportunity to raise money for the Academy. Our aim is to raise enough money to take the whole school on a trip. We are gaining three prices for three different trips under bronze, silver and gold to raise as much money as possible!


DARTS KNOCKOUT TOURNAMENT
Sat 11th Jul 2015
Halvergate Playing Field
7.30pm

Entrance fee is £3.50 which includes a buffet. There will also be a Grand Raffle with over 100 prizes.

The event is being held in memory of Barbara Hewitt who died in December 2008. All the proceeds are for The Louise Hamilton Centre at the James Paget Hospital.

To book in advance please call June on 01603 270156 or 07769 855479. All welcome.


40 YEARS OF HARMONY
Sat 11th Jul 2015
Assembly House, Norwich
7.30pm

Fine City Chorus (a local self raising charity) are performing their ‘40 years of harmony’ which is being supported by Norwich Harmony.

Tickets are £10 or £8 for concessions.

Tickets can be purchased by calling 01603 630000 (the Theatre Royal are doing the ticket sales).


DICING WITH BOARDOM '15
Sat 1st Aug 2015 - Sun 2nd Aug 2015
The base, Cecil Road, Norwich
10am Sat 1st August - 10am on Sun 2nd

Netrunner…Munchkin Fu...King of Tokyo…Legendary…Star Wars Imperial Assault…Dungeon Boss…The Spoils...Pandemic...Mars Attacks...

If any of the above mean something to you then here’s your chance to have a whole weekend (well 24 hours) playing them and a whole bunch of other games as well! Even if you don’t know what we’re on about then you’re welcome to come along and learn how to play!

Norwich based charity The base are holding ‘Dicing with Boardom 2015’ (a 24 HOUR Boardgames-A-Thon) with loads of favourites to play as well as some less well known games, and you can of course bring along any games you love to play. In fact we’re actively encouraging everyone taking part to bring their own games along to play with us as we love finding new games!

We’ve even got great prizes to give away throughout the day…and night….thanks to The Games Room (Elm Hill) and MANTIC Games who have kindly agreed to give us games to give away and to play, as well as sending us one of their pathfinders to demo some games.

Places cost £20 for 24 hours and include a Fish and Chip supper on Saturday Evening and a Bacon Roll for breakfast on the Sunday, £11 for 12 hours with either Fish and Chips OR Bacon Roll (depending when you play) or £6 for a drop in session (up to 6 hours – no food!). If you have specific dietary requirements then we can cater for that too – just let us know.

For more information or to book a place please email damon@thebasenorwich.org.


NORWICH SPIKERS VOLLEYBALL TOURNAMENT
Sat 8th Aug 2015 - Sun 9th Aug 2015
Easton College, Easton, Norwich, NR9 5DX (Just off A47)

A brilliant volleyball camping social experience.

Saturday 8th:
9.30 – 10.30 registration, set your tents up.
11.15 Men’s and Women’s 6v6 Division 1 & 2 Tournaments
BBQ in the evening included in the price & bar on site which won’t break the bank! Eat drink and be merry with the evening’s musical entertainment.

Sunday 9th:
Wake up (shower if you choose) and enjoy breakfast, which is again included in the price.
10.30 Mixed 6v6 Division 1 & 2 Tournaments (at least 2 of each gender on court at all times).
Food and drink available on site.Non Players Welcome!

£25 per person admission; this covers camping, BBQ, breakfast, shower facilities and evening entertainment. Free for spectators during the day. £30 per team entry; you may only play in one team per day.

More details on the website below.

Website: www.norwichspikersvolleyball.org.uk/summer-tournament.html