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Auctioneer Mike Sarson at The Maddermarket Theatre's auction of props, costumes and curiosities.
PHOTO BY SIMON FINLAY

Everything from the White Witch’s sleigh to vintage costumes to leopard puppets went under the hammer at an auction which raised nearly £2,000 for Norwich’s Maddermarket Theatre.

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Makers’ Month starts on Monday, February 1 and throughout February people can have a go at spinning, weaving, knitting, sewing, sketching, printing and more. 
Picture from left to right are: Edna Standley, from Norfolk Knitters and Stitchers; textile artist Johanne Couldrey; textile artist Kally Davidson; Joy Evitt, from Norfolk Costume and Textile Association; Helen Dawson, chairman of Norfolk Countryside Weavers, Spinners and Dyers Guild; and textile artist Aviva Leigh. Photo: supplied.

From making felt from raw fleece to creating a crocheted totem pole, people can get involved in an array of activities next month when weavers, spinners and other craft-makers take over The Forum in Norwich.

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La Boheme is parrt of the Corn Hall On Tour programme

The Merry Opera Company will be bringing the opera La Boheme to Norfolk as part of the Diss Corn Hall on Tour programme.

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Norfolk Events

City College Norwich student Charlotte Howard, left, with Grace Gorman who is part of the wigs team for Priscilla Queen of the Desert which is at Norwich Theatre Royal.
Picture: ANTONY KELLY.

Students from City College Norwich have been enjoying a behind the scenes look at the latest show at Norwich Theatre Royal.

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Make a wish this half term at Bewilderwood.

It can be hard to keep your children occupied during the half term break. Take a look at our guide of activities happening in Norfolk over the next week.

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The Wells & Walsingham Light Railway are holding an I-Spy Trail this weekend and throughout the half-term. Picture: Ian Burt

Take a look at our guide for some of the activities taking place in Norfolk this weekend.

Eating Out or Eating In

Richard Bainbridge at Benedicts on St Benedicts Street, Norwich.
Picture by SIMON FINLAY.

Norwich chef Richard Bainbridge will be endeavouring to plate up perfection for harsh critics this week as he represents the region on BBC Two’s Great British Menu.

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GY Food Festival

Anticipation is building for the fourth annual Great Yarmouth Food Festival which was officially launched this week.

East Twenty Six bar and restaurant, Exchange Street, Norwich. 
Picture: ANTONY KELLY

Hundreds of diners, nearly two dozen of Norwich’s finest independent restaurants and thousands of pounds raised for a worthy cause: tickets for Lloyd Addison’s Moveable Feast may have sold out already, but you can still be part of the mystery tour for taste buds.

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Film & Cinema

Meru Expedition, Garwhal, India. Picture: Jimmy Chin

This documentary following three climbers trying to conquer the Meru Peak offers a wider look at the supercharged tedium of mountain climbing, says Michael Joyce.

Then and Now: The cast of the new Dad's Army film starring Toby Jones, Bill Nighy, Tom Courtenay, Bill Paterson, Michael Gambon, Blake Harrison and Daniel Mays

Dad’s Army has always had a special place in the hearts of East Anglian viewers. David Croft, the co-writer and creator of the classic TV series, lived in Honington, near Bury St Edmunds, while much of the location filming was done in and around Thetford. We have always claimed Dad’s Army as part of Suffolk’s cultural heritage, so we were always going to have a keen interest in the new big screen version of the film. So what’s it like?

John Laurie
Jack Black stars in Goosebumps. Picture: Sony Pictures Entertainment Inc.

Michael Joyce says this engaging romp through an iconic children’s book series could just do with a bit more originality.

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