Diary December 9 - 16

What's on in south Norfolk and north Suffolk

THURSDAY, 09/12/2010

EVENTS

ATTLEBOROUGH. Amoghasiddhi Buddhist Centre, Cyprus House, Queen's Square: Meditation, 7.30-9pm �6, 01953 451937.

Snooker Club Function Room: Slimming World Group, 5.30pm, 01508 489434.

Soma House, Station Road: Heritage Group room, open 9.30am-3.30pm, all welcome.

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CLAXTON. Village Hall: Bingo, cash prizes, eyes down 7.30pm; proceeds to Claxton and Carleton Village Hall.

DICKLEBURGH. Church: 50 Christmas Trees in a Church, all manner of Christmas trees decorating the church, vote for the best tree, 10am-7pm �3.50/concs �3/pre-booked groups �2.75/children free.

DISS. Pavilion by Mere: Fit Together Walk, choice of easy walk around Fair Green or challenging walk via Palgrave, mince pies and hot drinks at Park Hotel afterwards, 1.3 or 3 miles, 10.30am.

FLORDON. Village: Christmas lights display, for details call Rose on 01508 471215, 4-10pm; proceeds to Quidenham Children's Hospice.

OLD BUCKENHAM. Village Hall: Breckland Flower Club Christmas workshop and afternoon tea, Christmas table arrangement competition, 2pm, 01953 454528.

PORINGLAND. Framingham Earl High School Sports Centre: Badminton Social Players, mixed ability, pay and play basis, 7.30-9.30pm �3.

WRENINGHAM. Village Hall: Short mat bowls, 7.30pm, 01508 570994.

WYMONDHAM. Town Green Centre (behind the Methodist Church): Wymondham Nature Group meeting, illustrated talk by Charlotte Philcox.

FITNESS

ATTLEBOROUGH. Scout Hall: Little Dragons Martial Arts, for 4-6 years, 4pm, 01379 854465.

GIGS

BOTESDALE. Greyhound: Buskers' night, all musicians welcome, 8-11.30pm.

DISS. Corn Hall, St Nicholas' Street: Christmas with the Searchers, 7.30pm �10.50-�15.50, 01379 652241.

DANCES

DISS. Park Hotel: Zumba, Latin-inspired, 7-8.30pm book 01379 643088.

MULBARTON. Village Hall: Line with Tina, improvers and intermediates 7.15-9pm.

PORINGLAND. Community Centre: Modern jive with Footloose, beginners and intermediates, 8.15-11pm, first night free, 01362 851767.

SEETHING. Village Hall: Ballroom and Latin, beginners 8pm �3.50, 01508 520850.

SHROPHAM. Village Hall: Line, beginners 7-9pm �4, 07851 350704.

SPOONER ROW. Village Hall: Modern jive, beginners and improvers 8.30-10.15pm �5, 01953 455500.

SALES

ATTLEBOROUGH. Town Hall: Craft fair, 10-2pm, refreshments.

EXHIBITIONS

HARLESTON. Gallery, 3 Old Market Place: 01379 855366.

Christmas art show, 40 artists, (to Dec 24, Tues-Sat 10am-4pm).

FRIDAY, 10/12/2010

EVENTS

ATTLEBOROUGH. Amoghasiddhi Buddhist Centre, Cyprus House, Queens Square: Meditation, 12.30-1.30pm �4.50, 01953 451937.

Connaught Hall: Prize bingo, bar, 6.30pm for 7.30pm; proceeds to Macmillan Cancer Support.

BUNWELL. Village Hall: It's Complicated (15), Village Screen, refreshments available, doors 7 for 7.30pm �4 advance/ �5 on door, tickets from Bunwell post office or call 01953 788909.

CAISTOR ST EDMUND. Roman Town Car Park: Fit Together Walk, easy route around the site of a Roman town, 1.5 miles, 10.30am.

DICKLEBURGH. Church: 50 Christmas Trees in a Church, all manner of Christmas trees decorating the church, vote for the best tree, 10am-7pm �3.50/concs �3/pre-booked groups �2.75/children free.

FLORDON. Village: Christmas lights display, for details call Rose on 01508 471215, 4-10pm; proceeds to Quidenham Children's Hospice.

GREAT ELLINGHAM. Great Ellingham Recreation Centre: Breckland Astronomical Society meeting, speaker Andrew Briggs on.

HADDISCOE. Village Hall: Toddler group, 9.30-11.30am �2.

LODDON. Holy Trinity Church, Church Plain: Christmas open house, 6.30-9pm, carols with Loddon Singers, stalls, refreshments.

PALGRAVE. Community Centre, Upper Rose Lane: Chinese exercise, Wild Goose Qigong 10-11.30am, 07961 033357.

PORINGLAND. Community Centre, Overton's Way: Community Cinema: From Time to Time (PG), doors 6.45pm, film starts 7.30pm �4 door or Budgens Supermarket or 01508 494358/492630 or door.

Poringland Community Centre, Overton's Way: Village Screen From Time to Time (PG), 7.30pm, �4 available from Budgens.

SHOWS

DISS. Corn Hall, St Nicholas' Street: Black Ram Theatre's Playhouse Creatures by April De Angelis, 7.30pm �9/concs �8, 01379 652241.

NEW BUCKENHAM. Village Hall, Moat Lane: Christmas Cabaret by New Buckenham Players, bar 7pm, curtain up 8pm, �6/concs �5, box office 01953 861438/860320.

WYMONDHAM. Central Hall: Rock Around the 60s Show — with dancing groups The Honeycombs and Vanity Fare, 7.30pm �15, tickets 01953 600563; proceeds to East Anglian Air Ambulance.

CONCERTS

PORINGLAND. Community Centre,, Overton's Way: Christmas concert, Buena Vista Social Club concert with Loddon Band, free festive refreshments, 7.30pm �3 members/�4 non-members from parish council office or Maureen on 01508 494358 or Carol on 492630 by Wednesday Dec 15.

WESTON LONGVILLE. Weston Longville Church: Candlelit Carol concert, 7.30pm, �7, child �3 from Abbotts Taverham, Taverham Nursery, Drayton PO, www.taverhamband.org or 01603 868680.

GIGS

BANHAM. The Barrel (opposite Banham Zoo): BBs (rhythm and blues), 8.30pm �3.

WYMONDHAM. Central Hall: Rock around the Sixties, The Honeycombs and Vanity Fair, hosted by Richard Headingley of Chicory Tip, 7.30-10.30pm �15, tickets from Book Fountain shop, Wharton's Court 01953 600563; all profits to East Anglian Air Ambulance.

DANCES

WILBY, EYE. Coronation Hall: Ballroom, Latin and salsa, 7.30-11pm �5, 07526 883776.

WYMONDHAM. High School: Old time dancing, 8pm.

Kett's Park Community Centre: Zumba, 1.30-2.30pm, 07973 143323.

SALES

DISS. TW Gaze Auction Rooms: Antiques, 9.30am.

WYMONDHAM. Football Club: Country market, 8.45-11.15am.

EXHIBITIONS

HARLESTON. Gallery, 3 Old Market Place: 01379 855366.

Christmas art show, 40 artists, (to Dec 24, Tues-Sat 10am-4pm).

SATURDAY, 11/12/2010

EVENTS

ATTLEBOROUGH. St Mary's Church Hall: Coffee morning, cakes, pies, preserves, raffle, bric-a-brac, 10-11.30am; in aid of the Children's Society.

CHEDGRAVE. The Aidan Kirkpatrick Studio, Staithe Road: Exhibition of watercolours, oils and etchings, 10am-5pm (to Dec 12).

DICKLEBURGH. Church: 50 Christmas Trees in a Church, all manner of Christmas trees decorating the church, vote for the best tree, 10am-7pm �3.50/concs �3/pre-booked groups �2.75/children free.

DISS. Corn Hall, St Nicholas' Street: Introductory Tango Workshop, learn the basics of Argentine tango, all ages and abilities, 6.30-7.30pm �6, booking essential, 01379 652241.

Diss Town FC, Brewers Green Lane: Country music with Barry H, 8 pm, �3, members free, hot food available.

Bethel Chapel: Carol praise, 7pm.

FLORDON. Village: Christmas lights display, for details call Rose on 01508 471215, 4-10pm; proceeds to Quidenham Children's Hospice.

LYNG. St Margaret's Church: Grand Christmas tree show, over 100 exhibits, admission free but donations to Friends of the Church welcome, 10.30am-7.30pm.

ROYDON, DISS. Village Hall: Merley Divas with special guest singer, 7.30pm �8, tickets 01379 741854 or merelydivas@michaeldann.co.uk; proceeds to Diss and Thetford branch of Citizen's Advice Bureau.

WILBY, EYE. Coronation Hall: Ballroom, Latin and sequence dancing, to the music of Les Allitt, bar, 8pm �4, details Gwen 01379 388201.

WYMONDHAM. Station: Santa Specials on the Mid-Norfolk Railway, visit Santa in his grotto on the train, sherry and mince pies for adults, fruit juice and chocolate biscuit for children, clowns to entertain, check station for times �10/ under 1 �3.50, booking essential 01362 851723.

SHOWS

DISS. Corn Hall, St Nicholas' Street: An Evening of Argentine Tango with surprise cabaret, today 8pm �10 (workshop and evening booked together �15), 01379 652241.

NEW BUCKENHAM. Village Hall, Moat Lane: Christmas Cabaret by New Buckenham Players, today bar 7pm, curtain up 8pm, �6/concs �5, box office 01953 861438/860320.

CONCERTS

HARLESTON. St John's Church: Harleston Choral Society Christmas concert, 7pm, �6.

HEMPNALL. St Margaret's Church: Carol concert, carols, readings, Christmas music, seasonal refreshments, 7pm retiring collection for St James Hospital, Lesotho.

SHROPHAM. Village Hall: Christmas concert, local choir Voices 9 will be performing carols, readings and poems, 7.30pm, tickets from Beryl 01953 498280 or Jacky 498389.

GIGS

BANHAM. The Barrel: The Bunkadoos, 8.30pm �3.

DISS. Diss Town Football Club, Brewers Green Lane: Country Music, with Barry H, 8pm non members �3.

KENNINGHALL. Memorial Hall: Walkway, 8.30-11.30pm �5.

MULBARTON. New Village Hall: Social Club Karaoke, 9pm non-members �1.

PULHAM MARKET. The Falcon: Headspace (folk rock), 8.30pm.

DANCES

WILBY, EYE. Coronation Hall: Ballroom, Latin and sequence dancing, to the music of Les Allitt, bar, 8pm �4, details Gwen 01379 388201.

WRENINGHAM. Village Hall: Dance, live music mainly from the 50s and 60s with Wypeout, 8.30pm �5.50; in aid of village hall funds.

SALES

DISS. TW Gaze Auction Rooms: Toys of distinction, 9.30am.

HOXNE. St Edmund's Hall: Artisan Market, locally produced food, art, crafts, cafe, 10am-2pm.

TIBENHAM. All Saints' Church: Christmas fair, children's games, tombola, raffle, presents round the tree, refreshments, 4.30-6.30pm; proceeds to Friends of Tibenham Church.

WYMONDHAM. Fairland Church Centre: Charity table top sale, refreshments, 9.30am-1pm.

Melton House, Melton Road: Christmas bazaar, tombola, grand raffle, cakes, refreshments, bric-a-brac, books and crafts, 2.30-4.30pm; proceeds to Residents' Social Fund.

EXHIBITIONS

HARLESTON. Gallery, 3 Old Market Place: 01379 855366.

Christmas art show, 40 artists, (to Dec 24, Tues-Sat 10am-4pm).

THORNHAM MAGNA. Beyond The Image, 13 Red House Yard, Thornham Estate: 01508 480477.

Immersion: Travelling The Wensum, interactive work by Jane Ironside, (to Dec 19, Sat-Sun 11am-3pm).

On The Way to the Cushion Factory, images on an unusual theme by the gallery photographers, (to Jan 30, Sat-Sun 11am-3pm).

SUNDAY, 12/12/2010

EVENTS

CHEDGRAVE. The Aidan Kirkpatrick Studio, Staithe Road: Exhibition of watercolours, oils and etchings, 10am-5pm (to Dec 12).

DICKLEBURGH. Church: 50 Christmas Trees in a Church, all manner of Christmas trees decorating the church, vote for the best tree, 10am-4pm, judging from 4pm �3.50/concs �3/pre-booked groups �2.75/children free.

FLORDON. Village: Christmas lights display, for details call Rose on 01508 471215, 4-10pm; proceeds to Quidenham Children's Hospice.

HECKINGHAM. Church: Candlelight carol service, featuring the Norfolk Wedding Singer and local children, 3.30pm.

LYNG. St Margaret's Church: Grand Christmas Tree Show, over 100 exhibits, admission free but donations to Friends of the Church welcome, 10.30am-6.30pm.

MULBARTON. Social Club: Bingo, cash prizes, raffle, doors open 7pm, eyes down 7.30pm.

TROWSE. Visitor Centre, Great Barn Car Park, Whitlingham Country Park: Fit Together Walk, approx 3 miles or 5 miles, Whitlingham and Trowse woods and the great broad, 10.30am.

WORLINGWORTH. St Mary's Church: Candlelight carol service, bring a torch, 3.30pm.

WORTWELL. United Reformed Church, High Road: Carol service, traditional readings and carols followed by mince pies, mulled wine, flapjacks and hot chocolate, 5pm.

WYMONDHAM. Station: Santa Specials on the Mid-Norfolk Railway, visit Santa in his grotto on the train, sherry and mince pies for adults, fruit juice and chocolate biscuit for children, clowns to entertain, check station for times �10/ under 1 �3.50, booking essential 01362 851723.

FITNESS

ATTLEBOROUGH. Sports Hall: Korean Martial Arts Kuk Sool Won, juniors 10-11.30am, seniors 11am-12.30pm, 01379 854465.

GIGS

HARLESTON. Apollo Country Music Club, Mendham Lane: Lowrider, Christmas party, doors open 7pm for 7.30pm start.

DANCES

SPOONER ROW. Village Hall: Popular sequence, 7-7.30pm �2.20, ballroom and Latin improvers, 7.30-8.30pm �4.40, 01953 455500.

WILBY, EYE. Coronation Hall: Tea dance, 3-5.30pm �5, 07526 883776 or 07538 801813.

EXHIBITIONS

THORNHAM MAGNA. Beyond The Image, 13 Red House Yard, Thornham Estate: 01508 480477.

Immersion: Travelling The Wensum, interactive work by Jane Ironside, (to Dec 19, Sat-Sun 11am-3pm).

On The Way to the Cushion Factory, images on an unusual theme by the gallery photographers, (to Jan 30, Sat-Sun 11am-3pm).

MONDAY, 13/12/2010

EVENTS

CHEDGRAVE. All Saints' Church: Monday Mardle coffee morning, 10am-12.

DISS. Diss Town Football Club, Brewers Green Lane: Diss branch RAFA Christmas social, 7.30pm, details 01379 642101.

FLORDON. Village: Christmas lights display, for details call Rose on 01508 471215, 4-10pm; proceeds to Quidenham Children's Hospice.

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

Town Green Centre: Baby Caf�, for breastfeeding mums and families, 10.30am-12.

FITNESS

EYE. Hartismere High School: Kickboxing, children's class 6-7pm, adults 7.15-8.30-pm, 01379 853894.

DANCES

ATTLEBOROUGH. Connaught Hall: Dancing, line tuition with Debs 7-8.15pm �3, social dancing with Ballare Disco 8.15-8.30pm free, modern jive with Matt 8.30-11pm �5, whole night �6.

DISS. Youth Centre, Shelfanger Road: Hip-hop disco class for women, 6.45-7.45pm �4, 07835 021439.

GISLINGHAM. Village Hall: Ballroom, Latin and salsa, beginners 7-8pm, advanced 8-9pm �4, 07709 565875.

SPOONER ROW. Village Hall: Ballroom development, 7-8pm �4.25, Latin development, 8-9pm �4.25, 01953 455500.

TUESDAY, 14/12/2010

EVENTS

ATTLEBOROUGH. Connaught Bowls Club, Station Road: Sing Your Heart Out, singing group for health and wellbeing, 11am-12.30pm.

Connaught Hall: Cash bingo, bar, 7.30pm.

EYE. Yaxley village hall: Christmas social, Talking Antiques' festive evening, 7.30.

FLORDON. Village: Christmas lights display, for details call Rose on 01508 471215, 4-10pm; proceeds to Quidenham Children's Hospice.

HADDISCOE. St Mary's Church: Coffee morning, socialise, knit for charity, drinks, cakes, 10am-noon.

HARLESTON. Recreation Ground: Fit Together Walk, 1.25 or 2.2 miles, town walks, 10.30am, mince pies and hot drinks available afterwards at The Swan, please book on 01603 423377 �2.50.

PORINGLAND. Framingham Earl High School Sports Centre: Badminton Social Players, mixed ability, pay and play basis, 7.30-9.30pm �3.

RAVENINGHAM. Ravenous Cafe, Raveningham Centre: Art class, all media, all abilities, 7.15-9.15pm.

FITNESS

ATTLEBOROUGH. Sports Hall: Korean Martial Arts Kuk Sool Won, juniors 7-8.15pm, seniors 7.45-9pm, 01379 854465.

LONG STRATTON. Village Hall: Korean Martial Arts Kuk Sool Won, 12 years plus, 6.30pm, 01379 854465.

NORTON SUBCOURSE. Norton Chapel: Shape-up exercise class, term time only, 9.30-10.30am, 01508 548142.

CONCERTS

GISLINGHAM. Village Hall: Christmas concert, with the Gislingham Silver Band, varied programme including Christmas carols and songs, 7.30pm �5, tickets from Peter Lucas on 01379 788411 or on the door.

DANCES

EYE. Hartismere High School: Hip-hop disco class, all ages, in the dance studio, 7-8pm �4, 07835 021439.

LONG STRATTON. Village Hall: Hip-hop disco class, all ages, 5-6pm �4, 07835 021439.

SHROPHAM. Village Hall: Line, beginners 7-9pm �4, 07851 350704.

THURTON. Village Hall: Ballroom and Latin, improvers 7.30pm �3.50, advanced 8.30pm �4, 01508 520850.

SALES

LODDON. The Hollies: Country Market, 9.15-10.45am.

EXHIBITIONS

HARLESTON. Gallery, 3 Old Market Place: 01379 855366. Christmas art show, 40 artists, (to Dec 24, Tues-Sat 10am-4pm).

WEDNESDAY, 15/12/2010

EVENTS

BANHAM. Community Centre: Flower Arranging, 10.30am-12.30pm, details call 01953 888710.

FLORDON. Village: Christmas lights display, for details call Rose on 01508 471215, 4-10pm; proceeds to Quidenham Children's Hospice.

LODDON. St John's Church: Noah's Ark, 10am-12 (during term time).

WINGFIELD. Wingfield Barns: Act One drama club for ages 10-14 led by Matthew Townshend Productions, 4-6pm �7, book on 01379 384505.

FITNESS

LODDON. Hobart High School Sports Hall: Shape-up exercise class, 7.15-8.15pm, 01508 548142.

GIGS

BANHAM. Barrel: Open Mic, 8.30pm.

DANCES

CAISTOR ST EDMUND. Caistor Hall Hotel: Ballroom, Latin and salsa, beginners 6.30-8pm �7, 07834 270747.

HOXNE. St Edmund's Hall: Morris dancing practice with the Hoxon Hundred Folk Group, musicians welcome, 7.30pm, 01379 643563 (Ron).

SALES

HARLESTON. St George's Hall: Country market, home baking, fruit, vegetables, flowers, eggs, jams, crafts, refreshments, 9.30-11.15am.

EXHIBITIONS

HARLESTON. Gallery, 3 Old Market Place: 01379 855366. Christmas art show, 40 artists, (to Dec 24, Tues-Sat 10am-4pm).

THURSDAY, 16/12/2010

EVENTS

ATTLEBOROUGH. Snooker Club Function Room: Slimming World Group, 5.30pm, 01508 489434.

Soma House, Station Road: Heritage Group room, open 9.30am-3.30pm, all welcome.

BROCKDISH. Old King's Head: Charity pub quiz, teams up to 4, �1 each to charity, great prizes, jackpot rollover, themed trivia, music intro and picture rounds, 7.30pm.

DISS. Corn Hall, St Nicholas' Street: The Apartment (PG), 8pm �4/students �2, 01379 652241.

Pavilion, Diss Mere: Fit Together Walk, 1.8 miles, town walk, 10.30pm.

FLORDON. Village: Christmas lights display, for details call Rose on 01508 471215, 4-10pm; proceeds to Quidenham Children's Hospice.

PORINGLAND. Framingham Earl High School Sports Centre: Badminton Social Players, mixed ability, pay and play basis, 7.30-9.30pm �3.

TROWSE. Whitlingham Country Park: Birds at Christmas, three-mile guided walk finding out about the migratory birds in the park, 9.30am-12.30pm �4/children �2, booking essential, Broads Authority 01603 756094/617332.

WRENINGHAM. Village Hall: Short mat bowls, 7.30pm, 01508 570994.

FITNESS

ATTLEBOROUGH. Scout Hall: Little Dragons Martial Arts, for 4-6 years, 4pm, 01379 854465.

CONCERTS

LODDON. St John's, George Lane: Loddon Singers' Annual Christmas cracker, 7.30pm �4 from Rosy Lees or on door.

NORTON SUBCOURSE. Chapel: Loddon Band Christmas concert, 7.30pm �4 door, raffle, refreshments, proceeds for Save the Children.

GIGS

BOTESDALE. Greyhound: Buskers' night, all musicians welcome, 8-11.30pm.

DANCES

MULBARTON. Village Hall: Line with Tina, improvers and intermediates 7.15-9pm.

PORINGLAND. Community Centre: Modern jive with Footloose, beginners and intermediates, 8.15-11pm, first night free, 01362 851767.

SEETHING. Village Hall: Ballroom and Latin, beginners 8pm �3.50, 01508 520850.

SHROPHAM. Village Hall: Line, beginners 7-9pm �4, 07851 350704.

SPOONER ROW. Village Hall: Modern jive, beginners and improvers 8.30-10.15pm �5, 01953 455500.

TIVETSHALL ST MARGARET. Village Hall: Old time dancing, includes some instruction, 7.30-10pm �2.50 includes tea and biscuits, 01379 741453. Old time dancing with instruction, including instruction, 7.30-10pm �2.50 including tea and biscuits, 01379 741453.

EXHIBITIONS

HARLESTON. Gallery, 3 Old Market Place: 01379 855366. Christmas art show, 40 artists, (to Dec 24, Tues-Sat 10am-4pm).