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Diary July 9-16

PUBLISHED: 19:55 07 July 2009 | UPDATED: 11:08 12 July 2010

THURSDAY, 09/07/2009

EVENTS

ATTLEBOROUGH. Methodist Church Rooms: Slimming World Group, 5.30pm, 01508 489434.

Soma House, Station Road: Heritage Group members' room open 9.

THURSDAY, 09/07/2009

EVENTS

GREAT ELLINGHAM. St Jame's Church: Teddy Bear Festival - Art Exhibition Preview and Concert, 7.30pm £6 including refreshments, 01953 456606.

PULHAM MARKET. Goodies Farm Shop, off A140: Wine and Cheese Tasting, 12-15 wines and cheese, experts on hand, 5-8pm £10, raffle and £1 per ticket for Motor Neurone Disease Association.

CONCERTS

WYMONDHAM. Wymondham Abbey: Wymondham Youth Orchestra, programme includes Faure: Masques et Bergamasques; Elgar: Pomp & Circumstance March No 4; Beethoven: Violin Concerto, 7.30pm £6/children free, 01953 603071.

DANCES

ATTLEBOROUGH. Scout Hall, Station Road: Ballroom and Latin practice session, 7.30-9pm £3.25.

Scouts Hall, Station Road: Ballroom and Latin practice, 7.30-9pm £3.25, 01953 455500 (Sandra).

BROCKDISH. Village Hall: Tea dance, 2-4.15pm £2.50 including refreshments.

DICKLEBURGH. Village Centre, Harvey Lane: Swing jive and boogie-woogie with Esther and David, jive class 7.30pm, boogie class 8.30pm, practice 9.30-10.30pm classes £5 each, £8 for two, 01473 635176.

DISS. Park Hotel, Denmark Street: Norwich Salsa, 7.45pm £6/NUS £5, 07973 143323 (Nad).

Junior School: Hip-Hop and disco dance class, all ages, 6-7pm 07835 021439.

EYE. Permastore Social Club: Disco/Hip-Hop, beginners class, ladies only, 8-9pm £3.50, 01379 870813.

HEMPNALL. Village Hall: Absolute beginners catch up line dancing 1.15-1.30pm free, beginners/improvers 1.30-2.45pm £3.50, 01508 578071

MULBARTON. Village Hall: Line dancing, beginners/improvers 7.30pm, improvers/intermediates 8.30-10pm £3.50, 01508 578071.

SPOONER ROW. Village Hall: Le Roc/Modern jive with the Jive Club, beginners and improvers 8.30-10pm £5, 01953 455500 (Sandra).

FRIDAY, 10/07/2009

EVENTS

GREAT ELLINGHAM. Recreation Centre: Breckland Astronomical Society, talk - Astronomy in art, 7.30pm £2/members £1.50/children £1.

St Jame's Church: Teddy Bear Festival - Art Exhibition, 10am-5pm.

SHOWS

DISS. Corn Hall: The Pirates of Penzance (operetta) by Gilbert & Sullivan - Livewire Opera Company, 7.30pm £8.50/concs £7.50/children £3.50, 01953 851543.

OLD BUCKENHAM. Common: The Chalk Hill Gang (comedy) - Crude Apache, 7.30pm free.

GIGS

MENDHAM. Sir Alfred Munnings: Tamal, 9pm.

DANCES

LONG STRATTON. Leisure Centre: Ballroom and Latin American dancing classes for beginners 7.30-8.30pm with Mike, details 01603 811119.

SPOONER ROW. Village Hall: Le Roc/Modern jive with the Jive Club, beginners and improvers 8.30-10.30pm £5, 01953 455500 (Sandra). Argentine Tango for beginners/improvers 7-8.20pm £5, 01953 455500 (Sandra).

WYMONDHAM. Roman Catholic Hall: Ballroom and Latin, beginners 7.30-8.30pm £4, improvers 8.30-9.30pm £4, 07766 751545 (Donna).

High School: Old time, 8pm £2.

SATURDAY, 11/07/2009

EVENTS

BANHAM. St Mary's Church: Open day, guided tours of church, parish church records of births, marriages and deaths on display, tower open for bell ringing, photographic exhibition of Banham past and present, gravestone listings, children's art activities, floral displays, light lunches available, 10am-2pm.

GREAT ELLINGHAM. St James' Church: Teddy Bear Festival: Teddy Bear Fun Day, art exhibition and craft fair, from 10am, Roy Waller (Radio Norfolk) 2pm.

HAPTON. Redwings Horse Sanctuary: Open Weekend, meet rescued horses, ponies, donkeys and mules, tours of the equine veterinary facilities and horse hospital, children's activities, minibus tours, talks, displays of Redwings vehicles, 10am-4pm free.

HARLESTON. Town and district: Harleston & Waveney Art Trail, various studios and workshops open, 11am-6pm; information available from town shops, The Harleston Gallery or www.hwat.org.uk.

HEPWORTH. BK Museum, Church Lane: Open day, private collection of cars, tractors and implements, photographs and memorabilia illustrating Hepworth during the last 100 years, St Peter's Church open with flower displays, arts and crafts, gauge one model railway, visits from local classic car clubs, live music, face painting, 11am-4pm £4/children under 12 free.

HINGHAM. The Fairlands and St Andrew's Church: Abraham Lincoln Festival - Opening Parade, American Civil War Society re-enactment, dancing, music, patchwork, quilting displays, military drills, historical memorabilia, stalls and refreshments, 2-5pm free (commemorative programme £1).

PULHAM ST MARY. Village Hall: Whist drive in aid of village hall funds, 7.30pm.

ROCKLANDS. St Peter's and All Saints' Churches: Flower Festival, ploughman's lunches, cakes, plants, tombola etc, 10am-5pm.

ROYDON. Primary School: Around the World summer fair, 2-4pm 20p/children free.

SCOLE. Playing Field, Ransome Avenue: Village fete, stalls, games, competitions etc, 2pm.

TIBENHAM. Village Hall: Art class for Scope, 10am-3.30pm £30, 01379 674309.

WYMONDHAM. Roman Catholic Church Hall: Wymondham Garden Club Summer Open Show, plus plant sale, 2-4pm.

SHOWS

DISS. Corn Hall: The Pirates of Penzance (operetta) by Gilbert & Sullivan - Livewire Opera Company, 7.30pm £8.50/concs £7.50/children £3.50, 01953 851543.

CONCERTS

HINGHAM. Lincoln Hall, Watton Road: Abraham Lincoln Festival - Blue Grass and Old Time Music, featuring The Chuffinches and the Orwell Blue Brass Band, bar and hog roast available, 6.30-9.30pm £5/concs £4, 01603 630000.

WYMONDHAM. Wymondham Abbey: Wymondham Choral Society Summer Concert, with soloists and full orchestra; conductor: Claire Dixon; programme includes Haydn: Mass in time of War; Mendelssohn: Psalm 42 and works by Rachmaninov, Reinberger and Lauridsen, 7.30pm £10/under 16s £5, 01953 602297, 01603 628319 or on door.

GIGS

BANHAM. Barrel: The BBs (r&b), 9pm £3.

MENDHAM. Sir Alfred Munnings: Karaoke with Jonnie Jukebox, 8.30pm.

DANCES

BANHAM. Community Centre: 60s dance to the Peppermint Men, 8.30pm £5.

LOPHAMS. Village Hall: Dance and barbecue with live band The Planks, 8pm £8 including supper, door £6 numbers permitting, food extra, 01379 688284.

WILBY. Village Hall: Ballroom, sequence and old time dance, music by Dougie 8pm.

SUNDAY, 12/07/2009

EVENTS

DICKLEBURGH. Village Centre: Prize bingo in the DRSSC club room 8pm.

DISS. Lowbrook Farm, Semere Green Lane: Art in a Garden, pictures by local artists and Tibenham Art Group, 2-4pm; in aid of Scope.

GREAT ELLINGHAM. Recreation Centre: Teddy Bear Festival: Car Rally, 2 for 2.45pm start £2.50 (two in car) £1pp extra adults; information 01953 454558.

St James' Church: Teddy Bear Festival: Craft Cafe, from 10am; art exhibition, 12-5pm (cream teas from 3pm).

HAPTON. Redwings Horse Sanctuary: Open Weekend, meet rescued horses, ponies, donkeys and mules, tours of the equine veterinary facilities and horse hospital, children's activities, minibus tours, talks, displays of Redwings vehicles, 10am-4pm free.

HARLESTON. Town and district: Harleston & Waveney Art Trail, various studios and workshops open, 11am-6pm; information available from town shops, The Harleston Gallery or www.hwat.org.uk.

Terence Airey Court: Gospel service led by Stephen Walker, all welcome, 6.30pm.

HEPWORTH. BK Museum, Church Lane: Open day, private collection of cars, tractors and implements, photographs and memorabilia illustrating Hepworth during the last 100 years, St Peter's Church open with flower displays, arts and crafts, gauge one model railway, visits from local classic car clubs, live music, face painting, 11am-4pm £4/children under 12 free.

REDGRAVE. Redgrave and Lopham Fen Nature Reserve: Wild About the Fen Day, wildlife-themed guided walks, pond dipping, 10am-5pm £2/children £1.

ROCKLANDS. St Peter's and All Saints' Churches: Flower Festival, ploughman's lunches, cakes, plants, tombola etc, 10am-5pm.

THORNHAM MAGNA. Thornham Walks: Pond dipping for al the family, 2-4pm £7 per family/card holders £4; booking essential 01379 788345.

TIBENHAM. Sycamore Farm: Samphire Smallholding open day and food market, tours of smallholding, food and craft stalls, 11am-3.30pm.

TIVETSHALL ST MARY. Village Hall: Village fair, live music from El Gato's Men, children's fancy dress competition (2.30pm), games, tractor rides, bar, stalls (bookings on 07983 742784), 2.30-6.30pm.

SHOWS

BROME. Cornwallis Arms: Twelfth Night (comedy) by Shakespeare - RoughCast Theatre Company, 4pm £8/concs £6, 01379 586745.

GIGS

MENDHAM. Sir Alfred Munnings: Buskers, 2-4pm.

MONDAY, 13/07/2009

EVENTS

RICKINGHALL. Church: Open churches, runs until July 19 to help people find their ancestors (13th) and an exhibition on missionaries past and present from the area, runs until 17th, 10am-5pm.

ROCKLANDS. St Peter's and All Saints' Churches: Flower Festival, ploughman's lunches, cakes, plants, tombola etc, 10am-5pm.

ROYDON, DISS. Village Hall: St Remegius Church and village fete, stalls, games etc, 2pm.

DANCES

BURSTON. St Mary's Church: Hip hop and disco dance classes, adults only, 7-8pm, 07835021439.

DISS. Corn Hall: Monterey Line Dance Club, improvers 7.15pm, 01379 651773 (Melissa).

GARBOLDISHAM. Village Hall: Jive dancing, beginners and improvers, no partner needed, 7.45-10.15pm first night free.

NEEDHAM. Village Hall: Modern jive with the Jive Club, beginners and improvers, 8-10pm £5.

TUESDAY, 14/07/2009

EVENTS

GREAT ELLINGHAM. Recreation Centre: Teddy Bear Festival: Ladies Pamper Evening, 7.30pm £5, 01953 456720.

DANCES

DISS. DC3, Diss Christian Community Church, Vinces Road: Monterey Line Dance Club, improvers 2pm, 01379 651773 (Melissa).

SPOONER ROW. Village Hall: Ballroom and Latin, improvers 8.15-10pm, 01953 455500 (Sandra).

WICKLEWOOD. Village Hall: Adults Ballroom and Latin American Ballroom dancing classes, intermediate 7.30-8.30pm £4, novice 8.30-9.30pm £4, 07766 751545 (Donna).

WYMONDHAM. Fairland Hall: 50 plus beginners and improvers line dancing 1.30-2.45pm £3.50 inc refreshments, 01508 578071.

WEDNESDAY, 15/07/2009

EVENTS

HETHERSETT. Methodist Church Hall: Hethersett Horticultural Society, talk - The Good, the Bad and the Ugly: A Look at Fungi, 7.30pm.

REDGRAVE. Redgrave and Lopham Fen Nature Reserve: Botanical Illustration workshop, with emphasis on botanical accuracy, 10am-1pm £12; booking essential 01473 890089.

SHOWS

WINGFIELD. Wingfield Barns: Getting Here (drama) by Ivan Cutting - Eastern Angles, 6pm and 8pm £tba, 01379 384505 or 01473 211498.

GIGS

WEYBREAD. Crown: Open mic night, 8pm.

DANCES

DISS. Corn Hall: Monterey Line Dance Club, beginners 7pm, improvers 8.05pm, 01379 651773 (Melissa).

LONG STRATTON. Village Hall: 50 plus absolute beginners line dancing 1.30-2.45pm £3.50, 01508 78071.

WINFARTHING. Village Hall: Line dancing, 7.30-9.30pm, £3.50.

WYMONDHAM. Ex-Servicemen's Club: Line dancing, 8-10.30pm, beginners welcome, 01953 602976.

THURSDAY, 16/07/2009

EVENTS

ATTLEBOROUGH. Connaught Hall, Station Road: Breckland Flower and Garden Club and Great Ellingham Flower Club charity day, talks, lunch, flower demonstration - Circle of Life, flower arrangements raffle, from 10.30am £12.50 including lunch, 01953 454583; proceeds Keeping Abreast, Breakthrough Breast Cancer and Coping with Breast Cancer charities.

REDGRAVE. Redgrave and Lopham Fen Nature Reserve: Enjoying Summer Flowers, short talk followed by walk, 1.30-4pm £7.50/concs £6; booking essential 01473 890089.

DANCES

ATTLEBOROUGH. Scout Hall, Station Road: Ballroom and Latin practice session, 7.30-9pm £3.25.

Scouts Hall, Station Road: Ballroom and Latin practice, 7.30-9pm £3.25, 01953 455500 (Sandra).

DICKLEBURGH. Village Centre, Harvey Lane: Swing jive and boogie-woogie with Esther and David, jive class 7.30pm, boogie class 8.30pm, practice 9.30-10.30pm classes £5 each, £8 for two, 01473 635176.

DISS. Park Hotel, Denmark Street: Norwich Salsa, 7.45pm £6/NUS £5, 07973 143323 (Nad).

Junior School: Hip-Hop and disco dance class, all ages, 6-7pm 07835 021439.

EYE. Permastore Social Club: Disco/Hip-Hop, beginners class, ladies only, 8-9pm £3.50, 01379 870813.

HEMPNALL. Village Hall: Absolute beginners catch up line dancing 1.15-1.30pm free, beginners/improvers 1.30-2.45pm £3.50, 01508 578071

MULBARTON. Village Hall: Line dancing, beginners/improvers 7.30pm, improvers/intermediates 8.30-10pm £3.50, 01508 578071.

SPOONER ROW. Village Hall: Le Roc/Modern jive with the Jive Club, beginners and improvers 8.30-10pm £5, 01953 455500 (Sandra).


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