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Merry Opera's Barber of Seville. Picture: Laurent Compagnon

Opera, political theatre, the Chuckle Brothers and trumpets sounding loud. SIMON PARKIN picks six cultural highlights not to miss this weekend.

Swan Lake, Russian State Ballet & Orchestra of Siberia

Russian State Ballet of Siberia return to perform three classic ballets, there is family fun with a host of favourite characters in Milkshake Live!, the story of the building workers strike is told in United We Stand, there is an Indian fable told in dance, comedy from Iain Stirling and Paul McCaffrey and an retrospective by abstract artist John Golding. SIMON PARKIN picks six cultural highlights not to miss this week.

The stage production of Lionboy

From theatrical chills to Second World War courage, Simon Parkin picks six cultural highlights not to miss this week.

Norfolk Events

A scene from Parachute which is coming to North Walsham. Picture: SUBMITTED

The story of an American airman during the Second World War who is welcomed by a farming family will be brought to life at a north Norfolk arts hub.

NNF15 - Wolf's Child. Photo: Steve Tanner.

A world premiere of a grown-up fairytale will be performed in front of an historic stately hall.

Sheringham and Cromer Choral Society performing at Norwich Cathedral last year. Picture: PAUL WATSON

A new classical music piece by a Gresham’s School teacher will be premiered by a community choir.

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

Katie Leigh and Darius J James star in A Night of Dirty Dancing

It’s the ultimate feel-good classic. A film you switch on if you’ve had rubbish day, a bad break-up or simply because you haven’t seen it in a while.

Undated Film Still Handout from The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel. Pictured: Left to Right, Celia Imrie as Madge Hardcastle, Ronald Pickup as Norman Cousins, Diana Hardcastle as Carol, Judi Dench as Evelyn Greenslade, Maggie Smith as Muriel Donnely and Bill Nighy as Douglas Ainslie. See PA Feature FILM Film Reviews. Picture credit should read: PA Photo/Laurie Sparham/Twentieth Century Fox. WARNING: This picture must only be used to accompany PA Feature FILM Film Reviews.

Towards the end of The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel, a secret inspector is asked for an honest assessment of Jaipur’s luxury development for residents in their golden years.

Chiara D'Anna in The Duke of Burgundy

Chiara D’Anna talks to Alex Bellotti about working with Peter Strickland, the reality of filming sex scenes and ‘human toilets’.

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