From the open-air theater to the art trail, here are some of the cheap or free things to do in Norfolk this weekend.
1. What: Divas Weekend
Where: Belle Aire Holiday Park, Beach Road, Hemsby, NR29 4HZ
When: June 25 and 26: 8 p.m. to 10 p.m., June 27: 6 to 10 p.m.
Cost: Free and welcome, find out more about hemsbybelleaire.co.uk/whats-on
Divas Weekend will celebrate some of the best female singers of our time.
On Friday night, the powerful voice of Amy Lou kicks off in The Diva Show, which will wow audiences with her tone and range.
Headlining Saturday night is Levena Johnson, one of Britain’s top Whitney Houston tribute bands.
Sunday’s finale is a compilation of Celine Dion’s greatest hits sung by Tracey Shield.
Tracey has played Celine Dion since her performance on the Stars in Their Eyes TV show in 2000.
2. What: Hempstead Open Gardens
Where: Hempstead (near Holt), parking at NR25 6TW
When: June 26 and 27: 10:30 a.m.-5 p.m.
Cost: £ 5 pp, free for children, dogs on leash accepted, see full program on hempstead-norfolk.co.uk/open-gardens21.html
Enjoy a pleasant stroll through the village of Hempstead to see a variety of gardens, discover its charming church, learn about moths, and admire sculptures, artwork and classic cars.
It will also be possible to play croquet and for your four-legged friends to participate in an agility course.
Refreshments will be served outside the village hall, for which the event is fundraising as well as the church, where there will also be roadside sculptures of Arnie the Sculptor, textile crafts and plants.
3. What: Pride and Prejudice Open Air Theater / Closed Sunday Open
Where: The Orchard, Dalegate Market, Burnham Deepdale, PE31 8FB / Deepdale Farm House, Burnham Deepdale, PE31 8DD
When: June 26: 7 p.m. (doors open 6 p.m.) / June 27: 10:30 a.m.-11 a.m. or 2 p.m.-3:30 p.m. session
Price: Adults: £ 13.50, children (under 16) £ 8, family (two adults and two children): £ 37, children under three free, tickettailor.com/events/thepantaloons/ Free but tickets must be reserved in advance at deepdalefarm.co.uk/open-farm-dimanche-27-juin-2021
There’s a lot going on at Deepdale Farm this weekend, starting with the open-air theater on Saturday as critically acclaimed company The Pantaloons gives a comedic twist to Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice.
On Sunday, you will be able to discover the farm during its open day, with the possibility of strolling in its machines and its stalls run by some of its partners.
4. What: Hilgay Garage Sale
Where: Various locations in Hilgay, maps available
When: June 27: 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Cost: £ 5 to get your place on the map (email [email protected]), free tour
To date, over 50 homes have registered for the Hilgay Garage Sale, with all proceeds going to the Friends of Hilgay Riverside Academy.
You can buy maps from the center of the village, just look for the signs.
Stroll through the beautiful village and grab some bargains – make sure you park responsibly.
5. What: Will Teather open the studio
Where: Studio 12 (above the arch), Muspole Workshops, Muspole Street, Norwich, NR3 1DJ
When: June 27: 10:30 am-5pm
Price: Free, find out more about willteather.com
Norwich-based artist Will Teather opens his downtown studio to the public this weekend, with many new works on display he created during the lockdown.
Mr. Teather exhibits often internationally, with recent exhibitions in Miami, Hollywood and London, so this is a rare opportunity to meet the artist in person and see his latest work.
Mr. Teather’s paintings and figurative drawings often depict curious figures caught in strange situations.
6. What: Ringstead Open Gardens
Where: Various locations around the village, events also take place at Ringstead Village Hall and St Andrew’s Church (PE36 5JU)
When: June 27: 11 am-5pm
Cost: Free, see the full program on the Facebook page “Ringstead Open Gardens” and call 01485 525223 to reserve lunches
A fun day for all ages fundraising for St Andrew’s Church, with the opportunity to explore the gardens of this pretty village.
The Open Garden Sundays have been taking place in Ringstead for over 50 years and this is the first since July 2019 due to the pandemic and also for the new rector of the team, Reverend Rachael Dines and the vicar of the team, Reverend Kirsty Allen.
Rachael has spent confinement creating a basket of knitted flowers as a keepsake to give to visitors to the flower festival, which takes place at St Andrew’s Church June 26-28 (10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily).
The day not only features a tour of the beautiful village gardens but also stalls with boules, cakes and local produce, a raffle, raffle, live guitarist and two-course lunches are available for £ 12.50 per person.
7. What: Harleston and Waveney Art Trail
Where: At 11 studios in Harleston and Waveney and at the Old Harnessmakers Gallery in Harleston (IP20 9BH)
When: At the Old Harnessmakers Gallery in Harleston through July 3 and in the studios July 26 and 27
Cost: free, for all the details of each artist and visit of the open studio hwat.org.uk
Explore the art and landscapes of South Norfolk as the Harleston and Waveney Art Trail returns with its popular open studios event, accompanied by a group exhibition at the Old Harnessmakers Gallery in Harleston.
The Meet the Makers exhibit showcases the work of the 11 participating artists and artisans, serving as a hub for visitors to get a taste of the work on offer in the open studios.
The artist’s studios are scattered throughout the valley, in and between Harleston, Wortwell, Homersfield, Denton,
Earsham, Ditchingham, Bungay and Hedenham.
8. What: Pop-Up Shop and Miss Ella (Ella Goodwin) Exhibition
Where: Studio 20, 20 Wensum Street, Norwich, NR3 1HY
When: June 24: 12 p.m.-6 p.m., June 25 and 26: 10 a.m.-6 p.m., June 27: 11 a.m.-4 p.m.
This pop-up store and exhibition presents the new Floral Circus collection by illustrator Miss Ella as well as its complete line of household items, jewelry, original illustrations, prints, stationery, accessories, bags, purses, books and craft kits for sewing and making.
The exhibition will be bursting with color as the entire menagerie moves into Studio 20 for just four days.