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The Trench which is being staged at Old Buckenham Airfield

The Trench, inspired by the true-life story of the men who tunnelled in the First World War, gets a special staging at Old Buckenham Airfield, rock‘n’roll stalwart Joe Brown returns, Luke Wright hosts another Stand-Up Poetry Club, Foggy, Clegg and Compo come to the stage in Last of the Summer Wine, three artists are featured in exhibition Silks, Sable & Silva. SIMON PARKIN picks six cultural highlights not to miss this weekend.

Joan Armatrading who is performing solo at Norwich's St Andrew's Hall

After 42 years of live performing, Joan Armatrading final major tour sees her performing solo for the first time, there is comedy from Shappi Khorsandi, punk poet John Cooper Clarke, magic from Paul Daniels, a touring production of Julius Caesar while the Octagon Concert Series celebrates 30 years. SIMON PARKIN picks six cultural highlights not to miss this weekend.

Turn of the Screw performed by Glyndebourne Opera. Image: Alastair Muir

Glyndebourne on Tour bring three operas Benjamin Britten’s The Turn of the Screw, Del Amitri frontman Justin Currie returns solo, Crude Apache celebrate their anniversary with a special Macbeth, Maggi Hambling exhibits works inspired by the North Sea and a touring production of Julius Caesar starts its tour. SIMON PARKIN picks six cultural highlights not to miss this week.

Norfolk Events

The Garage shows for spring 2015: I Need A Doctor: The Whosical.

New writing, theatre, dance and more is in store for audiences in the New Year at Norwich arts venue The Garage.

Festive feat pix 20/11/14

Injest some real festive spirit into your Christmas shopping with a whirl around the region’s wonderful seasonal markets. SIMON PARKIN has a guide to the best places for gifts and plenty of Christmas cheer!

Eating Out or Eating In

Adnams' award-winning Longshore vodka being made at the Copper House Distillery in Southwold.
Jonathan Adnams with a bottle of the Longshore vodka.

Picture: James Bass

They beat the Baltics, despite being better known for brewing beer and now their vodka has been hailed as the best in the world. STACIA BRIGGS went to Southwold to visit Adnams’ award-winning distillery.

The London Vegetable Orchestra at Aylsham Food Festival 2014. Picture: ANTONY KELLY

Musical instruments made out of vegetables were a highlight of Aylsham Food Festival: Entertainment with a Difference on Saturday.

Acle Food and Drink Festival. Alisanne Webb, Wendy Green and Harriet Newman serving vintage teas.

From fiery chilies to creamy cheeses, vintage teas to pints of locally brewed beer, Acle’s first tasty food festival proved a taste bud tickling hit with visitors.

Film & Cinema

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1

The spectre of war casts a long shadow over the penultimate chapter of the blockbusting dystopian thrillers based on Suzanne Collins’ bestselling trilogy.

Film of the week: Interstellar

Friday, November 7, 2014
Undated Handout Photo of Interstellar. Pictured: Anne Hathaway as Amelia and Matthew McConaughey as Cooper. See PA Feature FILM Interstellar. Picture credit should read: PA Photo/Warner Bros/Paramount/Melinda Sue Gordon. WARNING: This picture must only be used to accompany PA Feature FILM Interstellar.

Writer-director Christopher Nolan shoots for the stars with a futuristic thriller, co-written with his brother Jonathan, about mankind’s search beyond this galaxy for a new home to replace a dying planet earth.

Timothy Spall arriving at the BFI London film festival gala of  Mr. Turner at Odeon West End in Leicester Square, London. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Issue date: Friday October 10, 2014. See PA story SHOWBIZ Turner. Photo credit should read: Yui Mok/PA Wire

On his death bed, celebrated landscape painter and watercolourist Joseph Mallord William Turner, who was a divisive figure in the 19th-century art world, reportedly lamented, “So I am to become a non-entity.”

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