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Behold, the witching hour is almost upon us and there are plenty of terrifying adventure to scare you out of your wits this Halloween week. SIMON PARKIN picks some of the highlights to send shivers down your spine.

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

Goerdie comic Chris Ramsey returns to Norwich

Geordie funnyman Chris Ramsey relives his infamous TV moment, acclaimed blues guitarist Joanne Shaw Taylor plus in, North Walsham stages its No/Where Cabaret, there is a celebration of Gilbert & Sullivan, a family fairytale show and five masters of magic baffle King’s Lynn. SIMON PARKIN picks six cultural highlights not to miss this weekend.

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.

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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