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Hethersett gears up for open weekend events

12:57 17 June 2012

Families in Hethersett get to try out Olympic sports as part of a special day showcasing different sports in the village in 2011.

Families in Hethersett get to try out Olympic sports as part of a special day showcasing different sports in the village in 2011.

Archant Norfolk Photographic © 2011

Hethersett will be showcasing its community spirit with a plethora of activities for its annual open weekend.

The weekend will kick-off on Friday with a three day Olympic-themed flower festival at St Remigius Parish Church and a 24 hour swimming marathon at Hethersett Junior School.

The Hethersett’s Got Talent variety show will also be staged on Friday night from 7.30pm at Hethersett Village Hall. Tickets cost £2.50.

On Saturday, the playing field will be showcasing and demonstrating over 20 Olympic sports at the free Sport in the Park event from 11am to 4pm. There will be international players providing demonstrations of Korfball and Dodgeball and a cycle speedway match from 3pm.

A brass band concert featuring Hellesdon and Sprowston Brass will be held at 7.30pm in St Remigius Parish Church. Tickets are £6.

On the Sunday, there will be the two mile Run the Square event starting outside Hethersett Junior School on Queens Road. Warm up routines will be led by former Olympian Paul Evans at 10.30am. Entry is £2.50 for adults and £1 for 16s and under.

There will also be a ladies 5-a-side football competition organised by Hethersett Athletic FC which is held all day from 9am on Hethersett Memorial Playing Field.

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