Diary December 16 - 23

What's on in south Norfolk and north Suffolk

THURSDAY

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: The Apartment (PG), 8pm �4/student �2.

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

FLORDON. Village: Christmas lights display in aid of Quidenham children's hospice, 4-10pm, 01508 471215.

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

GIGS

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

DANCES

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

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.

EXHIBITIONS

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

FRIDAY

EVENTS

FLORDON. Village: Christmas lights display in aid of Quidenham children's hospice, 4-10pm, 01508 471215.

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

STRADBROKE. All Saints' Church: Carols in the churchyard by lamplight, mince pies, roasted chestnuts and mulled wine, 6pm.

SHOWS

ATTLEBOROUGH. Connaught Hall, Station Road: Christmas Party Show - sing-along, clap-along, laugh-along, nibbles, spot prizes, 7.30pm �5 from The Flower Box, 1 Defiant Precinct, Church Street, 01953 453533.

CONCERTS

BRIDGHAM. Bridgham Church: Christmas concert, Bridgham and Harling Band's 10th annual festive concert, 7.30pm �5 inc festive refreshments; in aid of church and band funds.

EYE. Parish Church: Come and Sing Carols with Eye Bach Choir, 7.30pm �5 from Eye Pharmacy or door (subject to availability) or 01728 747371, ticket price include mince pies.

GIGS

BOTESDALE. Greyhound: Rob and Jo (soul/blues), 8.30pm.

BROCKDISH. Old King's Head: Murphy's Lore, 9pm.

WYMONDHAM. Ex-Service Social Club, Friarscroft Lane: Tony Cann, 8.30-11.30pm.

Wymondham District ex-services Social Club: Tony Cann, 8.30pm non members welcome.

DANCES

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

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

SATURDAY

EVENTS

FLORDON. Village: Christmas lights display in aid of Quidenham children's hospice, 4-10pm, 01508 471215.

PULHAM MARKET. The Falcon: Andy Robinson (blues), 8.30pm.

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.

CONCERTS

WYMONDHAM. Central Hall: Wymondham Encore Celebrates Christmas, 7.30pm �7/concs �6, tickets Geo Reeves Stationers or 01953 604881.

GIGS

BANHAM. The Barrel: Them Harvey Boys, 8.30pm �3.

TIVETSHALL ST. MARGARET. Railway: Sue Brooks, 8.30pm.

WYMONDHAM. Queens Head Function Room, Bridewell Street: Tallis with Get The Folk Out, 8pm.

DANCES

BROCKDISH. Village Hall: Christmas Dance, ballroom, sequence and Latin, 8-11pm �3; in aid of village hall.

THORPE ABBOTTS. Village Hall: Dance, with music by Barry, refreshments, 8pm �3.50/members �3.

WILBY, EYE. Coronation Hall: Social Dance, ballroom and sequence dancing to the music of Chris Fisk, bar, 8pm �4, further details Gwen 01379 388201.

EXHIBITIONS

HARLESTON. 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

EVENTS

FLORDON. Village: Christmas lights display in aid of Quidenham children's hospice, 4-10pm, 01508 471215.

HOMERSFIELD. St Mary's Church: Traditional carol service, service of lessons and carols, 6.30pm.

MULBARTON. Mulbarton Social Club: Cash bingo and prize raffle, 7pm eyes down 7.30pm.

STRADBROKE. All Saints Church: Candle-lit carol service 6.30pm.

THORNHAM MAGNA. Thornham Walks, Thornham Magna: Christmas walk, folklore and carols, short walk to explore Christmas folklore, finishing at Thornham Magna Church for carols and festive refreshments, bring a torch, 2pm-5pm approx, meet main car park �3 adults/�1 children.

WYMONDHAM. Abbey Hall: Christingle workshop, 2.30pm followed by a Christingle service at 3.30pm, proceeds to the Children's Society.

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.

CONCERTS

DISS. Corn Hall, St Nicholas Street: South Norfolk Youth Symphonic Band Christmas concert, 7pm �7, 01379 652241.

GIGS

DISS. Park Hotel: Butch's Country, 7.30-10.30pm �5/non-members �6.

DANCES

HARLESTON. Apollo Club, Mendham Lane: Freestyle ballroom and modern jive, 7-10pm �4.

Apollo Rooms: Christmas party dancing, posh frocks and djs free style ballroom and modern jive, 7-10pm �4, 01379 854205.

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

EVENTS

DISS. Football Club, Brewers Green Lane: Christmas prize bingo, doors 7.15pm, eyes down 8pm, includes annual Christmas draw.

FLORDON. Village: Christmas lights display in aid of Quidenham children's hospice, 4-10pm, 01508 471215.

MORLEY ST. BOTOLPH. The Buck: Prize bingo and raffle, 7pm, proceeds to Deopham Football Club.

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.

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.

TUESDAY

EVENTS

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

FLORDON. Village: Christmas lights display in aid of Quidenham children's hospice, 4-10pm, 01508 471215.

NORTH LOPHAM. Redgrave and Lopham Fen, near Bressingham: Activity Day, festive fun on the fen, outdoor activities, crafts and games, 6-10 years old, 10.30am-2pm �6 child/family rate �10 for two children, booking essential, 01379 688333.

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.

EXHIBITIONS

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

WEDNESDAY

EVENTS

BOTESDALE. Farnish House, Lounge, Chapel Lane: Writers' Group, 7pm, email invokamuse@yahoo.co.uk.

FLORDON. Village: Christmas lights display in aid of Quidenham children's hospice, 4-10pm, 01508 471215.

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

GIGS

BANHAM. Barrel: Open mic, 8.30pm.

DANCES

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

THURSDAY

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.

FLORDON. Village: Christmas lights display in aid of Quidenham children's hospice, 4-10pm, 01508 471215.

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

GIGS

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

DANCES

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

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

EXHIBITIONS

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