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Norwich Pride is only days away, as final preparations for the celebration get underway, we take a look at the things you need to know ahead of the big event.

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The second week of the King’s Lynn Festival always showcases young and exciting musicians rising to the top of their game in a series of popular coffee concerts. The first featured the superb musicianship of The Gildas Quartet.

What could be pleasanter than to spend an overcast July morning listening to superlative violin music?

Our fine city is set to be transformed into the colours of the rainbow with the annual Norwich Pride celebrations taking place this weekend.

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It’s a busy weekend ahead for our region with everything from raft races to motorbikes, music, beer and afternoon tea. Take your pick from our top 10 selection.

It was already one of the friendliest festivals in North Norfolk.

Last minute preparations are underway as Gorleston prepares for its annual festival of fun along its scenic clifftop this weekend.

Get ready to all rise! As part of Norwich Pride 2017 a special guest will be heading to Flaunt nightclub in Norwich.

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From dance shows to special screenings, there is something for everyone to enjoy at the Marina Theatre in Lowestoft in the week ahead.

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Ireland’s top comedy hip-hop improv team — OK, maybe Ireland’s only comedy hip-hop improv team — Abandoman will be mixing beats, rhymes and laughs at Norwich’s comedy festival.

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Alice, the White Rabbit and an array of other colourful Lewis Carroll characters are preparing to take to the stage for a special show providing a new twist to a classic tale.

Norfolk author Anna Sewell’s classic story of Black Beauty is being celebrated in a special exhibition marking the 140th anniversary of the book.

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A festival inspired by the sea is being staged in North Norfolk to mark National Marine Week.

It may be more usual to see donkeys on the beach at the height of the season, but a new herd of stunning Spiny Seahorses have gone on display at Great Yarmouth Sea Life Centre in time for the summer holidays.

With so many plays to pick from it remains a mystery to me why groups so regularly turn to Alan Ayckbourn’s playbook. This production of Taking Steps provides no answer.

The comedy festival returns to Chapelfield Gardens for four nights of stand-up featuring big names, old favourites and upcoming stars. Prepare to split your sides.

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Norwich Theatre Royal’s youth programme’s summer musical has a track record of unearthing future stars. Course leader and show writer David Lambert tells us more about this year’s show Alice in Wonderland.

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Heartfelt and hilarious, punchy and political, the stand-up who is a familiar face from Mock the Week and 8 out of 10 Cats will be shooting from the lip at she takes to the mic at the Norwich comedy festival.

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In the Abbey the Wymondham Choral Society under Claire Dixon made its contribution to the town’s fortnight-long festival with a lively performance of Handel’s Alexander’s Feast.

With so many plays to pick from it remains a mystery to me why groups so regularly turn to Alan Ayckbourn’s playbook. This production of Taking Steps provides no answer.

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An enthusiastic capacity audience enjoyed a magical Art Themen tenor sax masterclass. He played lyrically with characteristic fluidity. One measure of his creativity is the number of other fine jazz players he attracts to his concerts. In every number he played, he set a sublime melodic standard, supported by the polished Simon Brown trio.

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A festival of fun for the whole family and music from around the world returns to a little village near Dereham this weekend.

This year’s event, which took place on Sunday (July 23) at King’s Head Meadow, had the theme of children’s book characters.

Norfolk-born artist Chloe Steele has been announced as this year’s winner of Holt Festival’s Sir John Hurt Art Prize.

Tipples, treats and take-downs: jump into a virtual world inside Norwich gaming café One Life Left.

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It was one of the hottest tickets for King’s Lynn Festival – and the welcome return of Radio 2 favourite Clare Teal did not disappoint.

With the school holidays starting today, here are ten places for families to enjoy swimming in Norfolk and Suffolk during the summer break.

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Organisers have hailed the success of this year’s Wymondham Music Festival, which drew thousands of people to the south Norfolk town.

Legendary Welsh crooner Tom Jones swapped the green, green grass of home for the green lawns of Holkham Hall for an outdoor concert.

A Hawaiian-style catamaran, a one-man paddle steamer and a brick-shaped boat manned by lego men were among the crazy craft competing in this year’s Sheringham Carnival raft race.

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North Norfolk music festival Rock Bodham kicked off in style today, in spite of cloudy skies and the threat of rain.

Love Islanders are coming to Norfolk in a special appearance next month at Truckfest East, back next month by popular demand.

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With summer underway, and the weather looking promising (at least for another week) it is prime time to pitch up at a pub, find a table outside and spend hours enjoying a drink (or three), good food and the company of family and friends. Here’s a list to make finding the perfect spot in Norfolk that little bit easier.

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