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What's on in Norwich, Norfolk and North Suffolk in 2008

Some of the many events in Norfolk and the surrounding area in 2008.

The listings are based on information available about events when the list was compiled. Please check dates, venues and programmes before planning to attend an event.

Choose a quick link below to jump to what's on in each month:

     

January 2008

 
1st    New Year's Day Swim, Great Yarmouth Sea Front
1st    New Year's Day Fireworks, Cromer Pier
To 6th    Watercolours and Drawings from the collection of Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother, Norwich Castle Museum & Art Gallery
To 6th    Norfolk Christmas Family Festival, Sandringham Estate
To 6th    Ice Skating at the Forum, Norwich
To 6th    Prunella Clough, Norwich Castle Museum & Art Gallery
To 6th    Hippodrome Christmas Spectacular, Great Yarmouth
To 20th    'Dick Whittington', Theatre Royal, Norwich
5th    Wayland Farmers' Market, Watton
8th - 27th    World Indoor Bowls Championship, Great Yarmouth
12th    Norwich Farmers' Market, Royal Norfolk Showground
12th    High Lodge Dog Sled Rally, Thetford Forest
13th    Bawdeswell Ploughing Society Ploughing Match, Bawdeswell, Nr Norwich
14th    Horse racing (NH), Fakenham Racecourse
17th - 26th    'Sense and Sensibility', Maddermarket Theatre, Norwich
19th    Wymondham Farmers' Market
26th - 6th April    Pre-Raphelite Drawings, Norwich Castle Museum & Art Gallery
26th - 6th April    DRAWING from the Norwich Collection, Norwich Castle Museum & Art Gallery
27th    Hingham Antique Fair
27th    Toy Collectors Fair, Royal Norfolk Showground, Norwich
29th - 1st June    Cloth & Culture Now exhibition, Sainsbury Centre, Norwich
     
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February 2008

 
To 6th April    Pre-Raphelite Drawings, Norwich Castle Museum & Art Gallery
To 6th April    DRAWING from the Norwich Collection, Norwich Castle Museum & Art Gallery
To 1st June    Cloth & Culture Now exhibition, Sainsbury Centre, Norwich
2nd    Wayland Farmers' Market, Watton
2nd - 3rd    Dog Sledge Championship, Elveden Forest
4th - 9th    St Petersburg Ballet, Theatre Royal, Norwich
9th    Norwich Farmers' Market, Royal Norfolk Showground
9th - 10th    Antiques & Collectors Fair, Royal Norfolk Showground, Norwich
14th - 23rd    'Funny Money, Maddermarket Theatre, Norwich
15th    Horse racing (NH), Fakenham Racecourse
16th    Wymondham Farmers' Market
16th - 17th    Dog Sledge Championship, Warren Wood, Thetford
24th    Hingham Antique Fair
25th - 8th March    Norfolk County Music Festival, Norwich & King's Lynn
     
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March 2008

 
To 6th April    Pre-Raphelite Drawings, Norwich Castle Museum & Art Gallery
To 6th April    DRAWING from the Norwich Collection, Norwich Castle Museum & Art Gallery
To 1st June    Cloth & Culture Now exhibition, Sainsbury Centre, Norwich
To 1st March    'Hobson's Choice', Theatre Royal, Norwich
To 8th March    Norfolk County Music Festival, Norwich & King's Lynn
1st    Wayland Farmers' Market, Watton
1st    Fair Trade Festival, The Forum, Norwich
1st - 2nd    R2 Forest
8th    Norwich Farmers' Market, Royal Norfolk Showground
9th    Toy Collectors Fair, Royal Norfolk Showground, Norwich
10th - 15th    'SHOUT - The Musical', Theatre Royal, Norwich
13th - 22nd    'Art', Maddermarket Theatre, Norwich
13th - 14th    Making Tracks: Children's Concerts, Royal Norfolk Showground, Norwich
14th    Horse racing (NH), Fakenham Racecourse
15th    Wymondham Farmers' Market
20th - 22nd    Gt Witchingham Horse Trials, Gt Witchingham (Lenwade), Nr. Norwich
21st    Easter Funfair, Norwich
21st    French Market, Norwich
21st - 24th    Craft Show, Blickling Hall
21st - 24th    Suffolk Spring Garden Show, Suffolk Showground, Ipswich
24th    Horse racing (flat), Great Yarmouth Racecourse
24th    Horse racing (NH), Fakenham Racecourse
27th    Spring Fling, Royal Norfolk Showground, Norwich
28th - 30th    Burnham Market International Horse Trials, Burnham Market
30th    Hingham Antique Fair
     
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April 2008

 
To 6th    Pre-Raphelite Drawings, Norwich Castle Museum & Art Gallery
To 6th    DRAWING from the Norwich Collection, Norwich Castle Museum & Art Gallery
To 1st June    Cloth & Culture Now exhibition, Sainsbury Centre, Norwich
1st - 19th    'Cats 08', Theatre Royal, Norwich
2nd - 7th    Moscow State Circus, Royal Norfolk Showground, Norwich
5th    Wayland Farmers' Market, Watton
5th - 6th    Norfolk & Norwich Horticultural Society Spring Show, Royal Norfolk Showground, Norwich
6th    Bungay Black Dog Marathon and Half Marathon
11th - 13th    15th Sandringham Park Craft Show
12th    Norwich Farmers' Market, Royal Norfolk Showground
12th - 13th    Antiques & Collectors Fair, Royal Norfolk Showground, Norwich
17th - 26th    'Hay Fever', Maddermarket Theatre, Norwich
19th    Wymondham Farmers' Market
26th - 27th    East Anglian Game & Country Fair, Royal Norfolk Showground, Norwich
26th - 27th    Chess Congress, Great Yarmouth
27th    Hingham Antique Fair
27th    Hardingham Cricket Club: Home v Wicklewood
28th    Horse racing (flat), Great Yarmouth Racecourse
30th - 3rd May    'A Midsummer Night's Dream 08', Theatre Royal, Norwich
     
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May 2008

 
To 1st June    Cloth & Culture Now exhibition, Sainsbury Centre, Norwich
To 3rd    'A Midsummer Night's Dream 08', Theatre Royal, Norwich
2nd - 17th    Norfolk & Norwich Festival
3rd    Wayland Farmers' Market, Watton
3rd & 4th    Dereham Festival, Open Gardens
3rd - 5th    Art Alive in Norfolk Churches
4th    Great East Anglian Run 2008, King's Lynn
7th    Horse racing (NH), Fakenham Racecourse
9th - 11th    Folk on the Pier, Cromer
9th - 11th    Norfolk Garden Show, Norwich
9th - 17th    Dereham Festival
10th    Norwich Farmers' Market, Royal Norfolk Showground
10th    East Anglian Dragon Boat Festival, Oulton Broad, Lowestoft
10th & 11th    Art Alive in Norfolk Churches
11th    South Suffolk Agricultural Show, Ampton, Nr Bury St Edmunds
27th    Hardingham Cricket Club: Home v Burston
12th & 13th    Horse racing (flat), Great Yarmouth Racecourse
15th - 24th    'Canterbury Tales The Musical', Maddermarket Theatre, Norwich
17th - 1st June    Norfolk Open Studios
17th    Wymondham Farmers' Market
18th    Horse racing (NH), Fakenham Racecourse
18th    Air show, IWM Duxford
27th    Hardingham Cricket Club: Home v Hales
19th - 24th    Four Churches Festival, Scole
22nd - 25th    Houghton International Horse Trials, Houghton Hall
23rd - 1st June    Funderworld Theme Park, Royal Norfolk Showground
24th & 25th    Bergh Apton Sculpture Trail
24th - 26th    Spring Bank Holiday Funfair, Cromer
24th - 26th    Strumpshaw Steam Rally
25th    Hingham Antique Fair
28th & 29th    Horse racing (flat), Great Yarmouth Racecourse
28th & 29th    Suffolk Show, Ipswich
31st - 1st June    Rock'n'Gem Show, Royal Norfolk Showground
31st - 1st June    Bergh Apton Sculpture Trail
     
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June 2008

 
To 1st    Rock'n'Gem Show, Royal Norfolk Showground
To 1st    Funderworld Theme Park, Royal Norfolk Showground
To 1st    Cloth & Culture Now exhibition, Sainsbury Centre, Norwich
To 1st    Norfolk Open Studios
1st    Open Farm Sunday - Various locations
1st    Hardingham Cricket Club: Home v Shipdham
5th    Kimberley Fete
7th    Wayland Farmers' Market, Watton
7th    Three Rivers' Race, Horning
7th & 8th    Bergh Apton Sculpture Trail
8th    Hardingham Cricket Club: Home v Bunwell
8th    Halesworth Carnival
8th    Watton Carnival
10th - 13th    Gt Witchingham Horse Trials, Gt Witchingham (Lenwade), Nr. Norwich
10th - 14th    'South Pacific', Theatre Royal, Norwich
13th - 29th    61st Aldeburgh Festival
13th - 18th    British Superbike Championship, Snetterton
14th    Norwich Farmers' Market, Royal Norfolk Showground
14th    Cambridge Food & Drink Festival, Cambridge
17th - 19th    Felbrigg Craft Show
16th - 1st September    This is Modern Art!, Norwich Castle Museum & Art Gallery
17th    Horse racing (flat), Great Yarmouth Racecourse
19th - 28th    'Top Girls', Maddermarket Theatre, Norwich
21st - 6th July    Wymondham Music Festival
21st    Wymondham Farmers' Market
22nd    Diss Carnival
22nd    Hardingham Cricket Club: Home v Gt Ellingham
23rd - 31st August    Go Elephants, Norwich
25th & 26th    Royal Norfolk Show, Norwich
27th - 29th    Sandringham Horse Driving Trials
29th    Hardingham Fete
29th    Hingham Antique Fair
29th    Round Britain Powerboat Race, Lowestoft
29th    Caister Carnival
29th    Halesworth Thoroughfair Food, Drink & Craft Fair
     
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July 2008

 
To 1st September    This is Modern Art!, Norwich Castle Museum & Art Gallery
To 31st August    Go Elephants, Norwich
1st July - 31st August     Margaret Mellis Exhibition, Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts, Norwich
To 6th    Wymondham Music Festival
3rd    Horse racing (flat), Great Yarmouth Racecourse
3rd - 6th    Lord Mayor's Celebrations, Norwich
5th    Lord Mayor's Procession, Norwich
5th    Wayland Farmers' Market, Watton
5th    Aylsham Carnival
5th    Lobster Potty Festival, Sheringham
5th & 6th    Norfolk Lavendar Festival, Heacham
5th - 19th    Great Ellingham Teddy Bear Trail
6th    Heveningham Hall Country Fair, Heveningham Hall, Heveningham near Halesworth
6th    Hardingham Cricket Club: Home v Hingham
6th - 13th    Attleborough Carnival Week
11th    Norwich Summer Craft & Gift Fair, St Andrew's Hall, Norwich
12th    Norwich Farmers' Market, Royal Norfolk Showground
12th & 13th    British Touring Car Championship, Snetterton
12th & 13th    Air show, IWM Duxford
13th    Vintage Transport Day, North Norfolk Railway, Sheringham
13th - 26th    King's Lynn Festival
15th    Evening horse racing (flat), Great Yarmouth Racecourse
16th to 6th September    Hippodrome Circus, Great Yarmouth
17th - 26th    'Tom Jones', Maddermarket Theatre, Norwich
18th - 19th    Weeting Steam Engine Rally and Country Show
18th - 20th    Beccles Carnival (parade on 19th)
18th - 20th    Sandringham Craft Show
19th    Wymondham Farmers' Market
19th    World Snail Racing Championship, Congham
20th    Hardingham Cricket Club: Home v Mulbarton
21st & 22nd    Horse racing (flat), Great Yarmouth Racecourse
24th - 25th    Lowestoft Seafront Air Festival
25th - 27th    Worstead Festival
25th    Langham Street Fayre, Langham
26th - 27th    Antiques & Collectors Fair, Royal Norfolk Showground, Norwich
27th    Hingham Antique Fair
27th    Hardingham Cricket Club: Home v Ringsfield
28th    Horse racing (flat), Great Yarmouth Racecourse
29th    'Peter Pan', Holkham Hall
30th    Sandringham Flower Show
31st    Wroxham Regatta
     
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August 2008

 
TBC    Horning Regatta
To 1st September    This is Modern Art!, Norwich Castle Museum & Art Gallery
To 6th September    Hippodrome Circus, Great Yarmouth
To 31st    Go Elephants, Norwich
To 31st    Margaret Mellis Exhibition, Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts, Norwich
1st    'Mad and Merry Monarchs', Holkham Hall
2nd    Wayland Farmers' Market, Watton
2nd & 3rd    Southwold Model Railway Exhibition
2nd - 10th    Wells Carnival
2nd - 10th    Sheringham Carnival
3rd    Wayland Show, Watton
3rd    Hardingham Cricket Club: Home v East Harling
3rd - 10th    Norfolk Open Churches Week
6th    Sheringham Carnival Day
6th    Evening horse racing (flat), Great Yarmouth Racecourse
7th    Horse racing (flat), Great Yarmouth Racecourse
9th    Norwich Farmers' Market, Royal Norfolk Showground
10th    British Open Crabbing Championship, Walberswick
10th    Lowestoft Carnival
13th    Horse racing (flat), Great Yarmouth Racecourse
16th - 20th    Wave 2008, Royal Norfolk Showground, Norwich
16th    Wymondham Farmers' Market
16th    'Alice's Adventures in Wonderland', Holkham Hall
16th - 22nd    Cromer Carnival
17th    Hardingham Cricket Club: Home v Bunwell
18th    Hunstanton Kite Festival and Classic Car Rally
18th    Evening horse racing (flat), Great Yarmouth Racecourse
16th - 22nd    Cromer Carnival Day
20th    Cromer Carnival Day
21st - 30th    'Wait Until Dark', Maddermarket Theatre, Norwich
22nd    'Charley's Aunt', Holkham Hall
23rd - 25th    Wells Regatta
23rd - 6th September    'The Witches of Eastwick', Theatre Royal, Norwich
24th    Horse racing (flat), Great Yarmouth Racecourse
25th    Aylsham Show, Blickling Park
25th    Toy Collectors Fair, Royal Norfolk Showground, Norwich
27th    'Sleeping Beauty', Holkham Hall
29th - 31st    Suffolk Autumn Garden Show, Suffolk Showground, Ipswich
29th - 31st    Steam Gala, North Norfolk Railway, Sheringham & Holt
30th - 7th September    North Norfolk Music Festival
31st    Hingham Antique Fair
31st    Hardingham Cricket Club: Home v Bungay
     
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September 2008

 
To 1st    This is Modern Art!, Norwich Castle Museum & Art Gallery
To 6th    'The Witches of Eastwick', Theatre Royal, Norwich
To 6th    Hippodrome Circus, Great Yarmouth
6th    Wayland Farmers' Market, Watton
6th & 7th    Maritime Festival, Great Yarmouth
6th & 7th    Air show, IWM Duxford
7th    Hardingham Cricket Club: Home v Gt Ellingham
11th - 14th    Heritage Open Days, Norwich
8th - 20th    Norwich Print Fair
13th    Norwich Farmers' Market, Royal Norfolk Showground
13th & 14th    Sandringham Game and Country Show
14th    Hardingham Cricket Club: Home v Costessey
16th - 18th    Horse racing (flat), Great Yarmouth Racecourse
18th - 28th    'The Killing of Sister George', Maddermarket Theatre, Norwich
20th    Wymondham Farmers' Market
20th & 21st    40's Weekend, Steam Heritage Railway, Sheringham & Holt
20th & 21st    Henham Steam Rally, Nr Southwold
20th - 21st    Burnham Market Horse Trials, Burnham Market
20th - 21st    Round Norfolk Relay (193 miles!)
21st    Holt & District Farmers Club Ploughing Match, Manor Farm, Bodham, Holt
27th & 28th    Essential Beauty & Body Show, Royal Norfolk Showground, Norwich
28th    Hingham Antique Fair
     
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October 2008

 
4th    Wayland Farmers' Market, Watton
5th    Air show, IWM Duxford
8th - 14th    Norwich & Norfolk Food Festival
11th    Norwich Farmers' Market, Royal Norfolk Showground
12th - 26th    Halesworth Arts Festival
16th - 25th    'Rosencrantz and Guildernstern are Dead', Maddermarket Theatre, Norwich
17th - 19th    Crafts for Christmas at Chilford Hall
18th    Wymondham Farmers' Market
18th    Horse racing (NH), Fakenham Racecourse
19th    Toy Collectors Fair, Royal Norfolk Showground, Norwich
21st    Horse racing (flat), Great Yarmouth Racecourse
24th    Horse racing (NH), Fakenham Racecourse
25th    National Hedge Laying Championship, Sandringham
25th    Chet Valley Carnival
26th    Hingham Antique Fair
27th - 1st Nov    Norwich Beer Festival
28th    Horse racing (flat), Great Yarmouth Racecourse
29th to 2nd November    Bobby Roberts Super Circus, Royal Norfolk Showground, Norwich
     
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November 2008

 
To 1st    Norwich Beer Festival
To 2nd    Bobby Roberts Super Circus, Royal Norfolk Showground, Norwich
To 1st    Sparks in the Park, Norwich
1st    Wayland Farmers' Market, Watton
8th    Norwich Farmers' Market, Royal Norfolk Showground
8th - 9th    Antiques & Collectors Fair, Royal Norfolk Showground, Norwich
10th - 23rd December    Christmas Spectacular Show, Thursford
12th - 15th    Norwich International Animation Festival (Aurora)
13th - 22nd    'Of Mice and Men', Maddermarket Theatre, Norwich
15th    Wymondham Farmers' Market
15th & 16th    Norfolk & Norwich Horticultural Society Late Autumn Show, Royal Norfolk Showground, Norwich
20th    Norwich Christmas Lights Switch On
21st    Christmas Bazaar at Norwich City Football Club
21st    Norwich Christmas Market at St Andrews Hall, Norwich
22nd & 23rd    Christmas Gift Show, Royal Norfolk Showground, Norwich
28th - 30th    Sandringham Christmas Craft Show
29th to 2nd Jan 2009    Ice Skating at the Forum, Norwich
30th    Hingham Antique Fair
30th    Norwich Half Marathon
     
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December 2008

 
To 23rd    Christmas Spectacular Show, Thursford
To 2nd Jan 2009    Ice Skating at the Forum, Norwich
1st    Horse racing (NH), Fakenham Racecourse
3rd    Norwich Lanes lights switch-on, Norwich
3rd    Bell Ringing at John Lewis, Norwich
3rd - 7th    Norfolk Coast and Country Crafts at The Mall, Norwich
3rd - 14th    Norfolk Crafts Fair at the Forum, Norwich
4th    Dickensian Evening, Wymondham
4th - 11th    Fakenham Christmas Tree Festival, Fakenham Parish Church
5th - 7th    Magic of Christmas, Blickling Hall
6th    Meet Rudolph and Friends at John Lewis, Norwich
6th    Swaffham Christmas Festival
6th    Wayland Farmers' Market, Watton
6th & 7th    Crafts for Christmas at Blickling Hall
6th & 7th    Redwings Horse Sanctuary Open Days at Hapton
6th & 7th    Santa at Melsop Farm Park
6th & 7th    Medieval Christmas Market at Dragon Hall, Norwich
7th    Norwich Lanes Christmas Fayre, Norwich
7th    Bungay Christmas Fair
7th    The Eco-Christmas Fayre at Welney Wetland Centre
7th    Toy Collectors Fair, Royal Norfolk Showground, Norwich
7th    Carols by candlelight at St Andrews Church, Norwich
7th - 14th    Christmas Past and Present, Gressenhall
10th    Bell Ringing at John Lewis, Norwich
11th    Taverham Brass Band at Chapelfield Plain, Norwich
12th    Polish Christmas Market at St Johns Roman Catholic Cathedral, Norwich
12th - 14th    Historic Christmas Fayre at Norwich Cathedral, Norwich
12th - 14th    Snow Angels - interactive street show outside the Forum, Norwich
13th    Norwich Farmers' Market, Royal Norfolk Showground
13th & 14th    Santa at Melsop Farm Park
20th    Candlelit Christmas Concert at Church of St Peter Mancroft, Norwich
20th    Wymondham Farmers' Market
20th    Ice Sculpture Trail, Norwich
20th - 24th    Santa at Melsop Farm Park
21st    Carol Service at Norwich Cathedral, Norwich
22nd & 23rd    Santa returns by boat to Whitlingham
26th    Fairhaven Woodland & Water Garden Boxing Day Walk
30th    Norfolk Ploughing Society Christmas Charity Fun Day
  


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