Diary April 28 - May 5

What's on in South Norfolk and north Suffolk during the May Day bank holiday

THURSDAY

EVENTS

ATTLEBOROUGH. Soma House, Station Road: Attleborough Heritage Group, research local/family history, browse the photo archive, 9.30am-3.30pm.

BOTESDALE. Greyhound: 7th annual beer festival, with buskers' night, 5pm.


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DISS. United Reformed Church Hall, Mere Street: Imps creative play session for babies, 9.30-10.30am, details Rachel 01379 640696.

STRADBROKE. All Saints Church: Art exhibition, refreshments, raffle, 10am-6pm 50p.

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WRENINGHAM. Village Hall: Newton Flotman and District Flower Arrangement Club meeting, demonstration by Mary Griffiths, spring miscellany, 1.30pm �4 visitors.

WYMONDHAM. Fairland Hall: Wymondham Heritage Society meeting, talk on the restoration of Pennoyer's, 7.30pm �1.50 non-members.

Leisure Centre, Norwich Road: Karate-do Shotakai classes, juniors 6.30-7.30pm, adults 8-10pm, 01603 810067.

GIGS

BANHAM. Barrel: Churchfitters, 9pm �6 advance/�8 on door.

BOTESDALE. Greyhound: Buskers night, all musicians welcome, 8pm.

DISS. Corn Hall, St Nicholas Street: John Otway and Wild Willy Barrett, 8.30pm �15, 01379 652241.

EXHIBITIONS

BERGH APTON. Green Pastures Plant Centre, Mill Road: Bergh Apton Sculpture Trail taster exhibition, (to May 15, Mon-Sat 9am-5.30pm, Sun 10am-4.30pm).

HARLESTON. Harleston Gallery, 3 Old Market Place: 01379 855366. All Creatures Great and Small, a light-hearted look at birds, bees and four-legged friends, (to May 7, Tues-Sat 10am-4pm).

STRADBROKE. All Saints Church: Annual art exhibition, (Apr 28 to May 2, daily 10am-5pm 50p).

WINGFIELD. Wingfield Barns, Church Road: 01379 384505. Suffolk Monochrome Group, Disabled Photographers' Society, (to May 2, Tues-Sat 10am-5pm, Sun 11am-4pm).

WYMONDHAM. Wymondham Arts Centre, Becket's Chapel, 2 Church Street: Wild Norfolk, wild places and wildlife in a variety of media, (Apr 25 to May 8, Mon-Sat 10am-5pm, Sun 12-5pm).

Wymondham Heritage Museum, 10 The Bridewell: 01953 600205. Displays on Wymondham College, Lotus in Norfolk, Upstairs Downstairs, Turning Back Time in Town Green Shops, Wymondham in World War 1, The Bridewell Story Retold, (to Oct 31, Mon-Sat 10am-4pm, bank hol Sun 2-4pm).

FRIDAY

EVENTS

BOTESDALE. Greyhound: 7th annual beer festival, with local band Let Fish Swin (contemporary and classic rock), 12pm.

BUNWELL. Village Hall: Royal wedding family fun day, see the wedding on the big screen, sandwiches/cakes, barbecue lunchtime, fun and games, doors open 9.30am �2/children free, admission by ticket only from 01953 788278.

SNETTERTON. Race Track: Charity fundraiser, rides around the new layout of the circuit, 9am-5pm �10 for three laps, proceeds to Male Cancer Awareness Campaign.

STRADBROKE. All Saints Church: Art exhibition, refreshments, raffle, 10am-6pm 50p.

THRANDESTON. Screen In The Barn, Field House, Mellis Road: Film Condamne A Mort S'Est Echappe, refreshments, 8pm �4, 01379 783678.

GIGS

BOTESDALE. Greyhound: Let Fish Swim (pop/rock), 8pm.

GARBOLDISHAM. Village Hall: Denny Newman, 8.30pm �10.

TASBURGH. Countryman, Ipswich Road: Royal wedding celebration with the Motown Sisters, 8.30pm.

EXHIBITIONS

BERGH APTON. Anteros Arts, Loddon Road: 01508 480679. Bergh Apton Sculpture Trail taster exhibition, featuring work by Vanessa Polley, Gary Breeze, John Bardell, Rachael Long and Patrick Elder, (to May 15, Sat-Sun and bank hols 12-5pm).

Green Pastures Plant Centre, Mill Road:

Bergh Apton Sculpture Trail taster exhibition, (to May 15, Mon-Sat 9am-5.30pm, Sun 10am-4.30pm).

HARLESTON. Harleston Gallery, 3 Old Market Place: 01379 855366. All Creatures Great and Small, a light-hearted look at birds, bees and four-legged friends, (to May 7, Tues-Sat 10am-4pm).

STRADBROKE. All Saints Church: Annual art exhibition, (Apr 28 to May 2, daily 10am-5pm 50p).

THORNHAM MAGNA. Beyond The Image, 13 Red House Yard, Thornham Estate: 01508 480477. Your Wear It Well, new images by gallery photographers, (to May 1, Fri-Sun 11am-4pm).

WINGFIELD. Wingfield Barns, Church Road: 01379 384505. Suffolk Monochrome Group, Disabled Photographers' Society, (to May 2, Tues-Sat 10am-5pm, Sun 11am-4pm).

WYMONDHAM. Wymondham Arts Centre, Becket's Chapel, 2 Church Street: Wild Norfolk, wild places and wildlife in a variety of media, (Apr 25 to May 8, Mon-Sat 10am-5pm, Sun 12-5pm).

Wymondham Heritage Museum, 10 The Bridewell: 01953 600205. Displays on Wymondham College, Lotus in Norfolk, Upstairs Downstairs, Turning Back Time in Town Green Shops, Wymondham in World War 1, The Bridewell Story Retold, (to Oct 31, Mon-Sat 10am-4pm, bank hol Sun 2-4pm).

SATURDAY

EVENTS

BOTESDALE. Greyhound: 7th annual beer festival, with buskers session 4pm, local band Back Street (classic rock), 7.30pm.

BRESSINGHAM. Village Hall and Playing Field: Norfolk village games roadshow, have a go at football, tennis, table tennis, netball, rounders and darts, all ages and abilities welcome, 10am-2pm, 01379 688375.

EYE. English and Continental Antiques, 1 Broad Street: Exhibition of architectural antiques and garden statuary viewing preview, 11am-5pm.

HEMPNALL. Village Hall: Art exhibition, refreshments, 10.30am-4pm �1.

WYMONDHAM. Wymondham Abbey Halt: Mid-Norfolk Railway diesel trains to Dereham, 11.15am, 2.15pm, 4.15pm, 01362 690333 or www.mnr.org.uk.

CONCERTS

STRADBROKE. Community Centre: The Hermitage Ensemble, Russian Orthodox religious pieces and folk, 7.30pm �10/under 18s �6.

GIGS

BOTESDALE. Greyhound: Backstreet (pop/rock), 8pm. Buskers session, 4pm.

HETHERSETT. Social Club: Susan Jayne, 8.30pm.

MULBARTON. Social Club: Lee Van, 9pm �1 non-members.

PULHAM MARKET. Falcon: Murphy's Lore (folk), 8.30pm.

EXHIBITIONS

WYMONDHAM. Wymondham Arts Centre, Becket's Chapel, 2 Church Street: Wild Norfolk, wild places and wildlife in a variety of media, (Apr 25 to May 8, Mon-Sat 10am-5pm, Sun 12-5pm).

Wymondham Heritage Museum, 10 The Bridewell: 01953 600205. Displays on Wymondham College, Lotus in Norfolk, Upstairs Downstairs, Turning Back Time in Town Green Shops, Wymondham in World War 1, The Bridewell Story Retold, (to Oct 31, Mon-Sat 10am-4pm, bank hol Sun 2-4pm).

SUNDAY

EVENTS

BOTESDALE. Greyhound: 7th annual beer festival, with Sam and Daisy (pop) 12pm, BBs (soul and blues) 7.30pm.

FORNCETT ST. MARY. Forncett Industrial Steam Museum: Steam Up, collection of giant steam engines, refreshments, 11am-5pm �7/seniors �6.

HEMPNALL. Village Hall: Art exhibition, refreshments, 10.30am-4pm �1.

MULBARTON. Social Club: Cash bingo, raffle, 7 for 7.30pm.

PULHAM MARKET. Falcon: Classic care and motorcycle show, live music from the Vaga Band, 10am-6pm.

ROCKLAND ST. PETER. Rockland Manor: Art and craft fair, art, craft, music, demonstrations, static engines, gnome trail, face painting, refreshments, 11am-5pm �3/children �1.

ROCKLANDS. Playing Field: Annual fete and junior football presentation day, football matches, children's slides, games, dog agility, refreshments, bar, 12pm.

SOUTH LOPHAM. Redgrave and Lopham Fen: Dawn chorus, volunteer led walk followed by breakfast, 4.30-7am �7/children �5, booking essential 01379 688333.

WYMONDHAM. Wymondham Abbey Halt: Mid-Norfolk Railway diesel trains to Dereham, 11.15am, 2.15pm, 4.15pm, 01362 690333 or www.mnr.org.uk.

GIGS

BANHAM. Barrel: Bank Holiday Beats, 6pm.

HARLESTON. Apollo Country Music Club, Mendham Lane: Bonnie Diamond and Co, 7.30-11pm �6/members �5.

MONDAY

EVENTS

BOTESDALE. Greyhound: 7th annual beer festival, hog roast, Chris Last (singer/guitarist), 2.30pm.

CARLETON ST. PETER. Village Hall: Church fete, competitions, raffle, tombola, bric-a-brac, refreshments, 10.30am, proceeds to the church.

HEMPNALL. Village Hall: Art exhibition, refreshments, 10.30am-4pm �1.

ROCKLAND ST. PETER. Rockland Manor: Art and craft fair, art, craft, music, demonstrations, static engines, gnome trail, face painting, refreshments, 11am-5pm �3/children �1.

SHIMPLING. St George's Church: Open day, an opportunity to visit the round towered church, 10.30am-4.30pm.

WYMONDHAM. Catholic Church Hall, Norwich Road: Martial arts for children (5-15), 6-7pm �4, 07932 039574.

Kimberley Hall: Wheels vs Wings, celebrating 60 years of the Sporting Car Club of Norfolk, re-enacting a race from over 60 years ago, display of 60 cars, refreshments, 11am �5/children under 16 free.

Wymondham Abbey Halt: Mid-Norfolk Railway diesel trains to Dereham, 11.15am, 2.15pm, 4.15pm, 01362 690333 or www.mnr.org.uk.

SALES

CARLETON ST. PETER. Village Hall: Church fete, side stalls, refreshments, car booters welcome, 10am �5 per pitch.

RICKINGHALL. Village Hall: Antiques fair, over 20 dealers with a variety of goods, refreshments, 10am-4pm �1, proceeds to Inferior Church fabric fund.

TUESDAY

EVENTS

ATTLEBOROUGH. Connaught Hall, Station Road: Cash bingo, bar, 6.45 for 7.30pm.

DISS. URC Hall: Exciting Imps creative play session for pre-schoolers, 10-11am, details Rachel 01379 640696.

HARLESTON. Recreation Ground: Fit Together walk, 2.75 miles, 10.30am.

WEDNESDAY

EVENTS

WYMONDHAM. Wymondham Abbey Halt: Mid-Norfolk Railway diesel trains to Dereham, 11.15am, 2.15pm, 4.15pm, 01362 690333 or www.mnr.org.uk.

GIGS

BANHAM. Barrel: Open mic, 8.30pm.

THURSDAY

EVENTS

ATTLEBOROUGH. Soma House, Station Road: Attleborough Heritage Group, research local/family history, browse the photo archive, 9.30am-3.30pm.

DISS. Corn Hall, St Nicholas Street: Film: The King's Speech (12A), 8pm �4/students �2, 01379 652241.

United Reformed Church Hall, Mere Street: Imps creative play session for babies, 9.30-10.30am, details Rachel 01379 640696.

KIRSTEAD. Kirstead Hall: Tour and tea, Grade 1 listed Elizabethan Manor House not normally open to the public, 2.30pm �15, limited numbers, pre-book on 01508 558269.

SCOLE. War Memorial, Bungay Road: Fit Together walk, 2.2 or 3.3 miles, 10.30am.

WYMONDHAM. Central Hall, Back Lane: Art exhibition preview evening, organised by the Rotary Club, 7.30pm �5 to include light refreshments, 01953 601876.

Leisure Centre, Norwich Road: Karate-do Shotakai classes, juniors 6.30-7.30pm, adults 8-10pm, 01603 810067.

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