Scores of events already planned for first ever Norfolk Day

PUBLISHED: 09:05 18 April 2018 | UPDATED: 12:41 18 April 2018

Herbert Woods' restored boat Spark of Light.

Herbert Woods' restored boat Spark of Light. Picture: ANTONY KELLY

Archant Norfolk 2017

Dozens of communities, organisations and businesses are getting behind the first ever Norfolk Day.

Museum of the Broads at Stalham Staithe. Picture : ANTONY KELLYMuseum of the Broads at Stalham Staithe. Picture : ANTONY KELLY

The event takes place on Friday July 27 and anyone can get involved.

To share your ideas on how you plan to celebrate email, tweet @norfolk or log on to the Norfolk Day Facebook group.

People should include contact names, numbers/emails, a description, locations, times and prices (if applicable) when submitting Norfolk Day event information.

Norfolk residents can also order Norfolk Day materials from the online Norfolk Day Shop.

Below is a list of the events which have been planned so far:

Trenowath Place in King’s Lynn, barbecue for residents in the summer house area, from 3pm, 07845745142, www.

Finals day for the Lawn Tennis Association Summer County Cup, Cromer Lawn Tennis and Squash Club, Norwich Road, Cromer, visitors are welcome to the grounds, 10am-close, 01263 513741.

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Mental Health talk/gathering with local groups and medical experts, All Saints’ Church, Belton, 2pm-5.30pm and 6.30pm-8.30pm, 01493 780822, 01493 780776.

Bee Painting Day, Paint Pots, Downham Market High Street, customers can paint bee-shaped pottery with Norfolk Day colours, 11am-4pm, 01366 386189.

Norfolk Day menu, The Wildebeest, Stoke Holy Cross, Warwick Street Social, Norwich. Full details TBC.

Triorca international youth orchestra performance at OPEN Norwich, Bank Plain, Norwich, 7.30pm-9.30pm, £20/£15, 01603 763111,

The Assembly House afternoon tea, Norwich, 12-5pm, 01603 626402.

Totally Broads free family fun day, Whitlingham Country Park, Trowse, organised by Broads Authority and Whitlingham Chariatable Trust, activities include pond dipping, crafts, quizzes, trails, geocaching, 11am-3pm, 01603 756089,

Talent Showcase at Norwich Cathedral, time TBC, submissions should call 01603 218300, email or write to The Cathedral Office, 65 The Close, Norwich NR1 4DH in an enveloped marked Norfolk Day.

North Walsham and Dilham Canal Trust cruise from Ebridge Mill to Spa Common, time TBC, 01328 862435.

Wherry Hathor boat open day, How Hill, all day,

Parish in Bloom Flower Festival, Hempstead, Lessingham and Eccles, time TBC,

County motorcycle ride, 206 miles around Norfolk, bikes to gather from 8am/leave at 9am, 01366 728040,,

Family Fair, All Saints Parish Hall, Beach Road, Scratby, 10am-4pm.

The Eaton Experience, Eaton Golf Club, Newmarket Road, Norwich, nine-hole golf tournament, taster session, putting session and barbecue, 3pm, 01603 451686.

Free fitness classes for all ages and abilities, Norwich Fitness Club, Drayton High Road, Drayton, all day, 07867 780364,

First training session organised by Proud Canaries (Official Norwich City Football Club LGBT fans and friends group), time TBC,

Cast In Stone garden ornaments, in Wendling, is doing a special commemorative cast, time TBC, 07888 832444,

Celebration at Museum of the Broads, Stalham, time TBC, 07747 171810.

Aylsham celebration, Aylsham Care Trust, time TBC, 01263 733385,

Community Photo Challenge, across Norfolk, 01603 623958,

Garden party, Burgh House Residential Care Home, Burgh Castle, for residents and families only, 07900 221920,

Sainsbury Centre exhibitions, Norwich, two for one entry to SUPERSTRUCTURES: The New Architecture 1960-1990 on July 27, 10am-6pm, £12/£10.50 concessions, 01603 593199.

Bowlers’ fun day, Dereham Indoor Bowling Club, Station Road, Dereham, time TBC, 01362 693419.

Barbecue, cream tea and entertainment, Halsey House Care Home, Cromer, 11am-noon/1.30pm-2.30pm, 01263 517938.

Silver Road Community Centre, Silver Road, Norwich, Norfolk Day meal with Norfolk dialect entertainment and music, 5pm-9pm, 07786 694325,

Musical concert by guitarists Julian Vickers and Daniel Bovey, Park House Hotel, Sandrinham Estate, 5pm, 01553 764864,

Gig in the Park, Diss Park, the music festival which is launching a new talent competition for young singers, dancers and performers is taking part to coincide with Norfolk Day, from July 27-29,

Street food and local beers being sold at community event, the Fox Inn, Garboldisham, all day,

Sheringham Golf Club tournament, auction, raffle, afternoon tea, raising money for the Upper Sheringham Bell appeal, time TBC, 01263 823488

A Taste of Norfolk (Norfolk Day Menu), Warwick Street Social. Email

Cribbage tournament between five Norfolk cribbage leagues, 7.30pm-10.30pm, location TBC, contact Siv Sears, 07478 879152.

Local craft stalls and live entertainment, the Lacon Arms, Hemsby, 01493 733281.

Live poetry reading by Matthew Jewell, Banningham Crown, Banningham, evening performance, 01263 733534.

Live painting demonstration of Norwich Market by John Patchett, Norwich Market (by Cary’s Flowers), 10am-2pm, 01502 710491.

Limited edition beers brewed by Norfolk Brewhouse for Norfolk Day sold across 70 pubs, Norfolk, beers will be called Norfolk Day Sunrise and Norfolk Day Sunset, 01328 878495.

Children’s treasure hunt and Beetle drive, Potter Heigham Village Hall, organised by Potter Heigham Good Neighbour Scheme, 4-6pm (treasure hunt) and 7.30pm (Beetle drive), 01692 670852/ 01692 670878 to book a place.

Live theatre, Woodforde’s Brewery, Woodbastwick, Strange Fascination Theatre will perform family-friendly show, Journey to the Centre of the Earth, 7pm, people can bring chairs and blankets, £12 adults, £7 children (six-16 years), free for children under five, £35 for a family ticket (two adults and two children), 01603 720353, 01603 720003,

Pop-up stall on Norwich Market by Seasons Bounty (marmalade/jam producer), unit 14, from July 23-July 28, 9am-5pm, selling 60 Norfolk Day jams and different marmalades and jams, 07707029940.

Family fun day about reed cutting and Norfolk wildlife, the New Inn, Rockland St Mary, all day, 01508 538211.

Competition to name new Norfolk Day beer made by Woodforde’s Brewery, proceeds going to Break charity, visit to enter your name submission by May 31.

Public competition by Wildcraft Brewery to create new Norfolk Day beer, suggestions should be provided via a survey by the middle of May, search Wildcraft Brewery on Facebook.

Sports demonstrations and open park morning at Richardson’s Hemsby Beach Holiday Park, Beach Road Hemsby, all day, Go Active demonstrations of archery, fencing, water walkers, zorbing and more, 01493 733610.

Barbecue of Norfolk produce and beer festival, Thomas Paine Hotel, Thetford, 01842 750372.

A Slice of Norfolk WI life, open house event at headquarters of Norfolk Federation of Women’s Institutes, Evelyn Suffield House, All Saints Green, Norwich, exhibition about the organisation, 10.30am-3pm, 01603 624580.

BeWILDerwood photo competition, visitors can take pictures of themselves at the attraction’s Trecherous Trail with the Norfolk Marshes, photos can be shared on social media using #NorfolkDay, #BeWILDerwood and #NorfolkMarshes, 01692 633033.

Aylsham Country Market, local producers offering samples and tasters, Aylsham Town Hall, 8.30am-noon, 01263 862396.

Two free tours of historic Britons Arms Coffee House, Elm Hill, Norwich, 10.30am-3pm, book from April 23 by calling 01603 213999.

City sightseeing bus tour around Norwich, leaves Castle Meadow at 4.30pm, book from April 23 by calling 01603 213999.

Free backstage tour of Norwich Theatre Royal, 11am, book by July 13 by calling Jason Raper on 01603 598542 or emailing

Second World War-themed afternoon tea and dance event, Dereham Meeting Point, St Withburga Lane, Dereham, time TBC,, 01362 698866.

Spirit Motorsport, in Barnham Broom, is getting involved.

Green Farm Coffee, in Rackheath, has expressed an interest in getting involved.

Pavilion Big Band has expressed an interest in getting involved.

Norfolk Saffron, on the north Norfolk coast, has expressed an interest in getting involved.

NorseCare homes will be putting on events.

Wymondham Dementia Support Group will be making a special trip to Cromer. Norwich Harmony ladies’ barbershop chorus has expressed an interest in taking part.

To send in your ideas for Norfolk Day email, tweet @norfolk or visit the Norfolk Day Facebook page.

Please send in a brief description of your event with timings, locations, prices and a contact name and number.

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