There's loads going on around the city that you might be interested in – have a look at the community events below.
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- UEA Live is a series of free readings by established writers who are all graduates of the University of East Anglia's Creative Writing programmes. Featured authors include Joe Dunthorne and Tash Aw. The readings will take place monthly at Café Bar Marzano, The Forum. Click here for more information.
- Not About The Bike, a Norwich-based community group, meet every Wednesday to refurbish and recycle unwanted and old bikes, in order to offer training, voluntary work, social inclusion and work experience for all.
- Grapes Hill Community Garden is open to the public seven days a week, from 9am. Admission is free. Click here for details of the garden's spring events, or visit www.grapeshillcommunitygarden.org for more information.
- Whether you want to start playing your favourite sport again, try a new one or get more active, Active Norfolk's Get Into programme has lots to offer, with sporting sessions and courses delivered by qualified and experienced coaches.
- The University of East Anglia's music calendar has a variety of events throughout the year.
- Norwich Computer User Group (npcug) meets at the Royal British Legion Club, Aylsham Road, on the third Tuesday of every month at 7.45 pm. For more details, visit the club website or call 01508 480641.
- A new social bowling group meets every Monday, 10.30am to 12 noon, at the Hollywood Bowl. All welcome. For further details, call Sarah Smith on 07920 285086 or Pat Springall on 07917 503361.
- Norwich Bookworms book group meets on the first Thursday of each month, 10.30am to 11.30am, on the ground floor of The Forum's library. All welcome. For further details, call Sarah Smith on 07920 285086.
- The Goat Lane Fair takes place every Thursday, from 8am to 3pm, at the Quakers Meeting House in Upper Goat Lane (next to St Giles car park). For all your antiques, collectables, vintage and retro needs. Entry is free. For more info, contact Lindsey Burton on 01603 250079 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
- The Hamlet Centre Toy Library is held every Thursday, Friday and Saturday, offering parents and carers the chance to borrow toys for children, including specialist toys and equipment for disabled children and young adults. Click here for more info or visit www.hamletcentre.org.uk.
- Friends of Earlham Cemetery hold walks in the cemetery every month, starting at the main entrance on Earlham Road, by the cemetery office (view map). Everyone is welcome, but please be aware that no dogs are allowed in the cemetery. Dates and times of walks vary. Visit www.friendsofearlhamcemetery.co.uk or the group's Facebook page for more information.
- The pre school music association (PRESMA) is a local charity which runs music sessions for children (aged 0 to 5 years) and their carers, during term time at St Peters Hall, Park Lane, and at Eaton Park Community Centre. Call 01603 628626 or email us for details, or visit our website for session times.
Charity concert - Saturday 8 March
The Rat Pack live in concert. Saturday 8 March, 7pm, at the Holiday Inn, Norwich.
Featuring the UK's No. 1 Rat Pack tribute show, now celebrating its 15th record-breaking year. A fabulous show which brings the style and excitement of the Las Vegas heyday to life. Including all the great hits of Frank, Dean and Sammy - My Way, Mr Bojangles, Amore, New York New York, Come Fly With Me, to name a few! Also, special guest Kenny Lynch brings some extra swing to the night.
Tickets £45 each (includes a three-course meal). Call 0800 1404678 to book or for more information. Raising money for The Norfolk Hospice. Tapping House,
Norwich Fleamarket does Fashion - Saturday 9 March
March 6-13 this year is Norwich Fashion Week and as usual Norwich Fleamarket will be part of the official programme of events. At 2pm Sams in the City will stage a fashion show 'Eight Classics Three Ways' with 24 different sized models showcasing how vintage and charity shop finds can provide fashion on a budget.
All the clothes modelled will be available for sale afterwards with all proceeds going to the Samaritans. Cool jazz duet Cafe Warriors will be playing for us on behalf of this month's charityb Musical Keys. Entrance fee £2* under 18s free.
Youth Network Night - Tuesday 11 March
Are you an organisation in Norwich that works with young people aged
14-25? Want to network with other youth organisations and find out how to join the Collective and receive ongoing support from Norwich Mind? Do you want to help support young people with their mental health and wellbeing, and improve their experiences with your organisations?
Then come and join us for an evening of music, networking and guest
speakers talking on a variety of subjects including:
- depression and anxiety in young people
- understanding self-harm and how to provide support
- the importance of young people remaining active and engaged within their communities.
The event will take place on Tuesday 11 March, from 6.30pm to 9.30pm, at The King's Centre, King Street, Norwich, NR1 1PH.
Limited places available - reserve your place today. RSVP by 28 February 2014 to Norwich Mind (email email@example.com
or call 01603 432457).
Skills East of England - 12 and 13 March
Meet your future employer at Skills East of England, the biggest jobs
and careers event for the region.
This is a free and interactive jobs and careers event for anyone
looking for an apprenticeship, employment, course, advice or placement.
You can try different skills; discover new routes to employment,
training and careers; get impartial advice and network with recruiters.
The event is interactive with skills sessions, so you can try tasks,
trades and professions. You can meet apprenticeship, training and
advice providers, employers and colleges. Whatever your ambitions, a
visit will help you explore the possibilities and find the right route
to your future career.
The event takes place on Wednesday 12 March (9.30am to 3pm and 5pm to 7pm) and Thursday 13 March (9.30am to 3pm) at the Norfolk Showground, New Costessey, Norwich, NR5 0TT.
Professor Peter Aston Memorial Concert - Friday 14 March
UEA Symphony Orchestra and Choir will be joined by acclaimed soloists and UEA alumni Lisa Cassidy (soprano), Eleanor White (alto), Iain Milne (tenor) and Andrew Weeks (bass) for a special concert dedicated in loving memory of conductor, composer and UEA Emeritus Professor Peter Aston, on Friday 14 March at 7.30pm, at St Andrew’s Hall, Norwich.
The 80-strong orchestra and 150-strong choir will perform two Edward Elgar pieces - the highly acclaimed orchestral masterpiece Nimrod, from Enigma Variations Op.36, and the beautiful part-song Go, song of mine, Op.57; four Peter Aston choral pieces - O sing unto the Lord a new song, O be joyful in the Lord, The True Glory and If ye love me; and Ludwig van Beethoven’s final, and possibly greatest symphony, Symphony No. 9 in D minor, Op.125.
Tickets for the concert cost £4 to £12 and are available to buy now from UEA Box Office (01603 508050 or www.ueaticketbookings.co.uk/events
), Prelude Records (01603 628319) and St George's Music Shop (01603 626414).
Public Lecture - Wednesday 19 March
You're only human, right? Well, actually no, you're more bacteria than human!
By Prof Gregor Reid, Canadian Research & Development Centre for Probiotics.
Charity pamper event - Friday 21 March
The Norfolk & Norwich Association for the Blind (NNAB) are holding a Mother's Day Pamper Event on Friday 21 March, from 6pm until 9pm.
The event will take place at the NNAB Bradbury Activity Centre, Beckham Place, Edward Street, Norwich, NR3 3DZ (near Anglia Square). Tickets are £3, which includes a free raffle ticket (children between 8 and 12 years are free).
Lots of lovely treatments available and stalls of lovely Mother's Day gifts. All proceeds will go to the Norfolk & Norwich Association for the Blind.
Beginners run group in Eaton Park - 7 April, 6pm
If you're thinking of taking up running, come along to the Bandstand in Eaton Park at 6pm on Monday 7 April and sign up to the beginners run group, for free! The 12-week course aims to get those at zero run fitness to 30 minutes continuous running with a 12-week run-walk schedule. This is part of an initiative with Active Norfolk and Run England to get people active. Full details are on the Come2run website
Charity Concert at the NNAB - Thursday 10 April
A night of show tunes, classical songs and a sing-a-long with the Cringleford Singers, hosted by the Norfolk & Norwich Association for the Blind (NNAB).
The concert will take place on Thursday 10 April, from 7pm until 9.30pm, at the Bradbury Activity Centre, Beckham Place, Edward Street, Norwich, NR3 3DZ.
Norwich Film Festival 2014 - 6 to 13 May
The fourth Norwich Film Festival will be kicking off at the Odeon, Norwich, on Tuesday 6 May, with a special anniversary screening of Notting Hill, followed by An Evening of BAFTA Shorts on Thursday 8 May.
Monday 12 May and Tuesday 13 May will see a selection of the very best short films from around the world selected for this year’s festival. A host of countries will be represented in the categories of Short Film, Student Film, Animated Film and One Minute Movie.
This year's short films have been judged by a host of industry experts including Olivia Colman, Tim McInnerny, Bernard Hill, Emma Freud, Roger Michell, Martin Walsh, Jon Harris, Steve Furst and Jane Gull.
Jarrolds Charity Fashion Show - Thursday 8 May
Jarrolds Charity Fashion Show for the Norfolk & Norwich Association for the Blind (NNAB) will take place on Thursday 8 May, from 6pm until 8.30pm, at the store in Norwich.
Tickets will be available from the end of February. Call 01603 629558 or visit www.nnab.org.uk/fundraising for more information.
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