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Watton and Swaffham Events

Nigel Barnett at Fransham Forge. Picture: Matthew Usher

Artists’ studios and community exhibition spaces in the district will be throwing open their doors to visitors for a week as they take part in the annual Breckland Art Trail.

The filming of The Goob at Necton Diner. Picture: Ian Burt

Norfolk has once again been cast into the film world’s spotlight, as a new movie set in the county has just scooped an award.

There maybe a chill in the air but autumn is among the best times to explore our great woods and beautiful forests as they become a glorious patchwork of colour. SIMON PARKIN highlights some of the best to visit and events to get the best of nature in autumn.

Norfolk Events

Forfty Years On - the Alan Bennett play being staged by Sheringham Players. John Standish as the head, and Tim Travers as Mr Franklin.

It was after meeting playwright Alan Bennett in 2012 at Gresham’s School, Holt, that Bernice Escott and Moya Leighton decided that they would like to see a production of Bennett’s first play Forty Years 
On.

Paul Flannery as Treguard in Knightmare Live.

A tolling bell, a thumping heartbeat, an empty knapsack. For people of a certain generation that means only one thing: Knightmare.

Halloween Fun on the set of the Mustard Show.

Giant veg was on the menu this week as one of our gardening gurus came in to tell us all about the gargantuan leek he’s somehow managed to grow.

Eating Out or Eating In

The London Vegetable Orchestra at Aylsham Food Festival 2014. Picture: ANTONY KELLY

Musical instruments made out of vegetables were a highlight of Aylsham Food Festival: Entertainment with a Difference on Saturday.

Acle Food and Drink Festival. Alisanne Webb, Wendy Green and Harriet Newman serving vintage teas.

From fiery chilies to creamy cheeses, vintage teas to pints of locally brewed beer, Acle’s first tasty food festival proved a taste bud tickling hit with visitors.

Gemma Seager who is organising the Norwich Cocktail Week. Picture: Simon Finlay

From the kill-or-cure hangover cure Bloody Mary to the sophisticated Cosmopolitan, the exotic Mai Tai to the shaken-but-not-stirred Martini, a cocktail is always a party in a glass.

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