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The 2015 Norfolk Arts Awards at The Maddermarket Theatre. The winners.

Norfolk’s great cultural champions were celebrated at a special ceremony at Norwich’s Maddermarket Theatre.

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Cyclists will be getting in the saddle for the Norfolk Churches Trust sponsored cycle ride and walk taking place this weekend. Picture by SIMON FINLAY.

Find some of the best things to do in Norfolk this weekend with our guide to what’s on.

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Norfolk events

Lesley Storey, president of the Great Yarmouth and District Society of Artists who are holding their annual exhibition at the library.

Picture: James Bass

Surging seas, local landmarks, quirky canvases - and for the first time life drawings - are among colourful works on display at one of Norfolk’s oldest artistic society’s annual exhibition.

The GoGoDragons! Auction event at the Forum. Auctioneer Mike Sarson takes bids for Scorcher. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

Norwich’s GoGoDragons! raised an incredible sum of money for children’s charity Break and now the colourful clan is flying off to homes old and new.

Local girl, Amie Howes, 21, as Snow White in this year's Theatre Royal pantomine. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

It may sound like a fairy tale, but for Amie Howes her dream really has come true.


Eating Out or Eating In

Richard Bainbridge at Benedicts on St Benedicts Street, Norwich.
Picture by SIMON FINLAY.

Norwich chef Richard Bainbridge will be endeavouring to plate up perfection for harsh critics this week as he represents the region on BBC Two’s Great British Menu.

GY Food Festival

Anticipation is building for the fourth annual Great Yarmouth Food Festival which was officially launched this week.

East Twenty Six bar and restaurant, Exchange Street, Norwich. 

Hundreds of diners, nearly two dozen of Norwich’s finest independent restaurants and thousands of pounds raised for a worthy cause: tickets for Lloyd Addison’s Moveable Feast may have sold out already, but you can still be part of the mystery tour for taste buds.

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Film & Cinema

10 scary movies to watch this October

Sunday, October 4, 2015
Are these the scariest Halloween movies?

Halloween is drawing closer - so get into the spirit with a movie-fest this month.
Here we list 10 must-see scary movies to watch in the run-up to Halloween.

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Film review: The Martian

Thursday, October 1, 2015
The Martian. Picture:  Aidan Monaghan

This beautifully shot Ridley Scott sci-fi has laughs, but with its too plucky hero lacks dramatic charge, says Michael Joyce.

The Martian (12A)

Thursday, October 1, 2015
Undated Film Still Handout from The Martian. Pictured: Matt Damon. See PA Feature FILM Reviews. Picture credit should read: PA Photo/Twentieth Century Fox/Aidan Monaghan. WARNING: This picture must only be used to accompany PA Feature FILM Reviews.

In space, everyone can hear you scream and whenever Ridley Scott is nestled in the director’s chair, you can be certain his actors will be issuing bloodcurdling shrieks.

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