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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Norwich, have you got talent? - 12 June to 28 August
Can you sing, can you dance, can you perform? Want your chance to perform on a local stage over the summer? That is the question Norwich Business Improvement District (BID) is asking in a quest to find new and exciting local talent as part of their Head Out, Not Home summer events programme.
Building on the success of last year’s Head Out, Not Home free summer events programme, Norwich BID is now looking for local performers and groups to take to the stage this summer. This is a fantastic opportunity for budding local performers to showcase their talent and get involved.
Running from 12 June until 28 August, Head Out, Not Home will see the return of Covent Garden street entertainers, music, street theatre and, new for 2014, the ‘Norwich’s Got Talent stage’ dedicated to showcasing local acts. Anyone can apply to take part and auditions take place on 26 and 27 April at The Garage and NORCA.
For more information about how to take part in the Head Out, Not Home Norwich’s Got Talent Stage or how to apply please visit www.norcaarts.co.uk or email: Hannah@norcaarts.co.uk
The wonder of birds, Norwich Castle - 22 May to 14 Sept
The Wonder of Birds will explore the cultural impact of birds upon humankind. Eliciting a wide range of emotions from awe to fear, from pleasure to cruelty, birds have intrigued humanity since the earliest of times.
The exhibition will span the centuries and will include the arts, natural history, archaeology, fashion and social history, with loans from local and national collections. Comprising six sections, each will focus on a different aspect of birds, their meanings and our relationships with them.
Some 220 works by major artists and illustrators, historical and contemporary, will be on show and the exhibition will examine local, national and international issues.
Supported cycle rides - July to September
Not about the bike are running a number of cycle rides throught the summer, fortnightly on Wednesdays until 24 September. Find out more here
Apprenticeship Fair - 27 August
Looking for a job in adult social care? Norwich’s first Apprenticeship Fair for Adult Health and Social Care will take place on 27 August 2014 at the Forum in Norwich, 10am to 3pm. Care providers and training providers will be available to meet with jobseekers interested in starting an apprenticeship. Find out more...
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Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital bike ride - 31 August
A wonderful day out with full back-up and refreshments for cyclists followed by a fun day for all the family. A choice of two bike rides which start and finish at Earlham Park.
‘Know Your Norfolk’ workshops series - First Monday of the month from 1 September 2014
The ‘Know Your Norfolk’ series offers the opportunity to join a museum expert and explore Norwich Castle Museum’s extensive collections. The number of places is limited to ensure everybody gets a chance to get up close to the objects. The first workshop on 1 September takes a closer look at Lowestoft Porcelain.
Booking is essential - at Norwich Castle Study Centre, Shirehall
10am -1pm. Tickets £15, conc £13 (includes refreshments)
Museums Pass £10. Read more on the museums website
City Academy Norwich open evening - 24 September
City Academy Norwich is holding an open evening on Wednesday 24 September between 6.30 and 8.30 pm. Find out more...
UEA Symphony Orchestra and Chior auditions - 26 and 29 September
Both the Symphony Orchestra and Choir are open, by audition, to all. UEA Choir welcomes singers of all abilities and levels of experience, while UEA Symphony Orchestra welcomes players of ABRSM Grade 6 standard or above.Find out more here.
Magdalen Street Celebration - 11 October
Putting a Price on Nature - 6 November and 8 November
Come along to this free event and talk to university researchers about the importance of putting a price on nature. Exhibitions, talks and interactive demonstrations across two days will explore the questions ‘what does nature do for me?’ and ‘what is nature worth?’ You will be able to take a virtual tour over Norfolk, talk to the experts and add to the exhibition through writing and drawing.
- Thursday 6 November at The Forum, Millennium Plain - Take a virtual guided tour over Norfolk (just turn up between 10am to 4pm)
Thursday 6 November 2014 evening) - Do you think that nature has a price? Hear what the experts think, and then have your say! Light refreshments provided. Please book.
- Saturday 8 November at the University of East Anglia - Take part in a fieldwork challenge or come for a tour of Norfolk in our Virtual Reality Theatre. Please book.
Norwich City Council is not responsible for the organisation of any events and activities listed on this page, or of information provided about them. For more information about anything on this page, please use the specific contact details provided alongside each listing.