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This pantomime season is upon us once again — oh yes it is. SIMON PARKIN dons his best panto dame garb and casts his eye over this year’s festive shows for all the family.

Dawn French will perform at the Cambridge Corn Exchange on November 29-30.

Forget the 12 days of Christmas, as we head into December SIMON PARKIN offers 12 nights of comedy that will have us laughing all the way up to the season of good cheer.

Cromer Pier Christmas Show 2014. 
Picture: Antony Kelly

There is extra sparkle as the Cromer Pier Christmas Show begins its 10th anniversary season, singer-songwriter Nick Harper performs his mellow new album, there is an Olivier Award-nominated production of Michael Morpurgo’s charming I Believe In Unicorns, comedian and activist Mark Thomas returns and author Louis de Bernières joins The Brook Street Band to celebrate Handel. SIMON PARKIN picks six cultural highlights not to miss this weekend.

Norfolk Events

Pasha Kovalev and Caroline Flack, winners of Strictly Come Dancing 2014.  Photo credit: Guy Levy/BBC/PA Wire.

TV presenter Caroline Flack has said she cannot lift her head “let alone the glitterball” the morning after the night she was crowned Strictly Come Dancing champion.

The large ocean tank at the Sealife Centre has been given a repaint. Darren Norris painting the model of a diver.  Picture: James Bass

Its cavernous insides are home to some of the world’s most mesmerising marine life who are among the star attractions on Great Yarmouth’s Golden Mile.

Peter Pan at Norwich Theatre Royal

Norwich Threatre Royal’s Peter Pan features a host of familiar faces - from long time panto favoruite Richard Gauntlett to two young stars returning to play Peter Pan and Mrs Darling just weeks after starring in West Side Story. Simon Parkin reports.

Eating Out or Eating In

The Seventh Heaven Burger and Waffle House which has opened on Exchange Street. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

A dozen customers queueing for their first taste of Norwich’s newest restaurant were hoping its waffles and burgers would reach celestial heights of culinary excellence.

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.

Film & Cinema

Film review pix 4/12/14

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Film of the week: Paddington

Thursday, November 27, 2014
Film pix 27/11/14

More than 50 years after he first appeared in print, author Michael Bond’s beloved bear Paddington has finally arrived on the big screen in his first star-packed family adventure.

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.

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