Diary May 5 - 12

What's on this week in south Norfolk and north Suffolk

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.

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

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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.

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).

DISS. Corn Hall, St Nicholas Street: 01379 652241. Norfolk Skies and Random Journeys, etchings by Norman Ackroyd, (May 5 to Jun 4, in the Old Stables, Mon-Sat 11am-4pm).

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).

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

GREAT MELTON. All Saints and St Mary's Church: Fit Together walk, 3.9 miles, 10.30am, 01263 516029.

HARLESTON. King George's Hall, Broad Street: Imps, creative play session for babies 10am, dance session for pre-schoolers 11.15am, 01379 640696 (Rachel).

WICKLEWOOD. Village Hall, High Street: Wicklewood Home Ed Group, informal social group for home educating families, crafts, games, chat, drinks provided, bring snacks to share, 2-4pm �1 per family.

WYMONDHAM. Central Hall, Back Lane: Art exhibition and sale, organised by the Rotary Club, 9.30am-6pm �1.

SHOWS

DISS. Corn Hall, St Nicholas Street: The Importance of Being Ernest by Open Space Theatre Company, 7.30pm �9/concs �7, 01379 652241.

GIGS

BOTESDALE. Greyhound: Harvest (pop/rock), 8.30pm.

MULBARTON. Social Club: Coup de Ville, 9pm �1 non-members.

STRADBROKE. Community Centre: Kenny Ball with legendary drummer Colin Bowden and the Anglia All Star Jazz Band, 7.30pm, 01379 384975.

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).

DISS. Corn Hall, St Nicholas Street: 01379 652241. Norfolk Skies and Random Journeys, etchings by Norman Ackroyd, (May 5 to Jun 4, in the Old Stables, Mon-Sat 11am-4pm).

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).

THORNHAM MAGNA. Beyond The Image, 13 Red House Yard, Thornham Estate: 01508 480477. Lost and Found, photos, (May 6 to Jul 31, Fri-Sun 11am-4pm).

The Flight of the Barn Owl, photos by Tony Karger, (to May 8, Fri-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

BRECKLES. St Margaret's Church: Flower Festival - Let's Celebrate, ploughman's lunches, teas, raffle, 10am-5pm.

HINGHAM. Methodist Church: Coffeeshop morning for Christian Aid, books, bric-a-brac, nearly new clothes, coffee and scones, 10am-12.

SOUTH LOPHAM. Redgrave and Lopham Fen, Low Common Road: Guided walk, volunteer-led seasonal walk, 10.30am-12.30pm �3/children �1, booking preferable, 01379 688333.

WYMONDHAM. Central Hall, Back Lane: Art exhibition and sale, organised by the Rotary Club, 9.30am-6pm �1 .

High School: Alpine Garden Society East Anglia Show, nurseries attending and plant sales 10.30am, show opens 12-4pm �2.50.

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

Vicarage Garden, 5 Vicar Street: Fun dog show 11am-1pm, registration 10.30am; Summer fair, stalls sideshows, Punch and Judy, pony rides, refreshments, 1.30-4pm; proceeds to Wymondham Abbey.

CONCERTS

WYMONDHAM. Market Place: Wymondham's Summer of Music with Wymondham Area Schools' Brass Band, 10am-12.

GIGS

DISS. Corn Hall: Steve Ashley plus support Something Happened, 8pm �8, 01379 652241.

PULHAM MARKET. Falcon: Pout at the Devil, 80s glam rock, 8.30pm �5.

STRADBROKE. Community Centre: King George's Dixieland Jazz Band (Denmark) and jazz pianist Spike Botterill (Sweden), Bob Kerr and his Whoopee Band, 2pm, 01379 384975.

SALES

BURSTON. BOCM Pauls Pavilion: Farmers' market, 9am-12.

DENHAM, EYE. Village Hall: Jumble, books, cakes, tombola, 2-4pm; proceeds to village hall funds.

DISS. TW Gaze Auction Rooms: Rural and domestic bygones auction, 9.30am.

HETHERSETT. VC Junior School, Queens Road: Spring fair, raffle, tombola, barbecue, bar, mega slide, cycle speedway, martial arts demonstration, stalls, games, 11am-2pm 50p/accompanied children free.

HINGHAM. Lincoln Hall: Jumble sale, bric-a-brac, books, cakes, tombola, draw, refreshments, 2-4pm 20p; proceeds to Riding for the Disabled.

METFIELD. Village Hall: Farmers' market, 9am-12.

NEEDHAM. Village Hall: Table top and jumble, variety of items for sale, 10am-1pm �5 tables, contact 01379 853033.

STRADBROKE. Business and Enterprise College: Farmers' market, 9am-1pm.

SUTON. Great Expectations Business Park: Car boot, noon.

WYMONDHAM. High School: East Anglia flower show and plant sale, hosted by Alpine Garden Society, specialist alpine and hardy plant nurseries and members' plant stall open from 10.30am, sale 12noon-4pm �2.50.

Vicarage Garden, 5 Vicar Street: Summer fair, stalls sideshows, Punch and Judy, pony rides, refreshments, 1.30-4pm; proceeds to Wymondham Abbey.

SUNDAY

EVENTS

BRECKLES. St Margaret's Church: Flower Festival - Let's Celebrate, ploughman's lunches, teas, raffle, 10am-5pm.

BRESSINGHAM. Station: Dads Army Day, 10.30am-5pm, 01379 686900.

HETHEL. Potash Farm, Potash Lane: 389th and 466th Bomb Group open day, new memorabilia and chapel, 10am-4pm donations; proceeds to Nissen Hut Project.

HETHERSETT. Crusaders Rugby Club, Beckhithe: Charity football event, 6-a-side, raffle prizes and games for children, 11am-3pm; proceeds to Jackson Robinson Fund for Quidenham Hospice.

OLD BUCKENHAM. Askew Agricultural Museum: Museum open, 2-5pm �3/children under 16 free but must be accompanied by an adult.

Askew Agricultural Museum, Scales Farm, Hargham Road: Open day, 2-5pm �3/under 16s free.

THORNHAM MAGNA. Thornham Walks: Waveney headquarters walk, guided walk (5.5 miles) around the source of the River Waveney with a visit to Redgrave and Lopham Fens National Nature Reserve, meet Redgrave village centre, 10am-12.30pm �3/children �1.

WYMONDHAM. Central Hall, Back Lane: Art exhibition and sale, organised by the Rotary Club, 9.30am-1pm �1.

Sallowfield Cottage, Wattlefield Road: NGS open garden, 11am-5pm �3.50/children free.

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

GIGS

DISS. Park Hotel: The Silver Dollar Country Music Club present C'Est La Via, doors 7, 7.30-10.30pm �6/members �5, 01603 433918.

STRADBROKE. Community Centre: Nicola Farnon Trio (jazz) and jam session, after a New Orleans style service at All Saints' Church followed by parade to community centre, 01379 384975.

MONDAY

EVENTS

BRACON ASH. Village Hall: Clairvoyance evening with medium Shirley Cimelli, 7 for 7.30pm �5; profits to charity.

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

Diss Town Football Club, Brewers Green Lane: Royal Air Forces Association meeting, 7.30pm.

HETHERSETT. Methodist Church Hall: Hethersett Society AGM and talk by Rod Spokes on the work of the Norwich Society, 7.30pm.

MORLEY ST. BOTOLPH. The Buck: Prize bingo, raffle, 7.30pm.

SWARDESTON. Village Hall: Fit Together, 2.9 mile walk, 10.30am.

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

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).

DISS. Corn Hall, St Nicholas Street: 01379 652241. Norfolk Skies and Random Journeys, etchings by Norman Ackroyd, (May 5 to Jun 4, in the Old Stables, Mon-Sat 11am-4pm).

WYMONDHAM. 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).

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, Wilderness Lane: Fit Together, 2.4 or 3.8 mile walk, 10.30am.

YAXLEY, EYE. Village Hall: Talking Antiques with Rodney Cullum on The Sandringham Story, 2pm.

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).

DISS. Corn Hall, St Nicholas Street: 01379 652241. Norfolk Skies and Random Journeys, etchings by Norman Ackroyd, (May 5 to Jun 4, in the Old Stables, Mon-Sat 11am-4pm).

WYMONDHAM. 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).

WEDNESDAY

EVENTS

ATTLEBOROUGH. White Lodge, London Road: Vintage Sports Car Club, 7pm, 01953 457035.

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

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.

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).

DISS. Corn Hall, St Nicholas Street: 01379 652241. Norfolk Skies and Random Journeys, etchings by Norman Ackroyd, (May 5 to Jun 4, in the Old Stables, Mon-Sat 11am-4pm).

WYMONDHAM. 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).

THURSDAY

EVENTS

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

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

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

Town Green Centre: Non-Native Species and their Control, NWT illustrated talk by Michael Sutton, refreshments, 7.30pm �2.

SALES

ATTLEBOROUGH. Town Hall: Craft fair, handmade local crafts, jewellery, wooden crafts, knitwear and more, refreshments, 10am-2pm.

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