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September 2017 events


Pop Up Shops @ Dalegate Market

Cromer Pier. For a full list of all the great shows this month visit

Sunday 3 Thornage Hall annual Garden Fete. 11.30am to 4.00pm. 
Thornage Hall provides supported living accommodation and work based learning opportunities for adults with learning difficulties in the beautiful surroundings of a seventy acre biodynamic farm.

This year's fete will includes a cooking demonstration by Richard Bainbridge of Benedict's restaurant showcasing ingredients tended and grown on our biodynamic farm. A range of stalls selling arts and crafts, biodynamic meat and vegetables direct from our farm we also have a range of music and entertainment, fun kids activities, BBQ, tea and cakes. Thornage Hall, Thornage, Holt. NR25 7QH.  

Sun 3: Guided Sea Kayaking with the Canoeman. 9.30am-12.30pm; 8.30-9.30am refresher session. Wind your way from Brancaster Staithe through a network of channels across the mud flats and get really close to wildlife. Some experience necessary. Minimum age 12. £65; £50 child; refresher session. £15; £10 child. Booking essential: 01603 783777;

Sun 3: Lacemaking Demonstration at Bircham Windmill. 01485 578393;

Sun 3: Happisburgh Lighthouse Open Days. Visit the oldest working lighthouse on the Norfolk coast and climb 112 steps up to the lantern (minimum height 1m). 10.30am-4pm. £3; £1 child. 01692 650982;

Mon 4: Rock Pool Rummaging at West Runton beach. 11-12.30pm. Learn to tell a barnacle from a belemnite: bring sturdy shoes and keen eyes to investigate secrets of the seashore. Sign up outside beach cafe at 10.45m. £3.50; NWT member £3. 01603 625540;

Mon 4: Fascinating Fossils at West Runton beach. 1.30-3pm. See the remains of amazing beasts that called Norfolk home millions of years ago. Good explorers might find a fossil to take home. Sign up outside beach cafe 1.15pm. £3.50; NWT member £3. 01603 625540;

Tue 5: Walking Women at Holkham. Enjoy the spectacular Holkham Estate in good company. 10-11.30am; meet outside ticket office. Well-behaved dogs on leads welcome. 01328 713112;

Tue 5: Coastal Creations at Holme Dunes. 9.30-11am. Scavenge the strandline for natural materials to decorate your own coastal creation. Find out if you're using razor shells for fingers or angel wing clams as fins. meet outside visitor centre. £3.50; NWT member £3. 01603 625540;

Tue 5: Sea Dipping at Holme Dunes. 12noon-1.30pm. Watch the experts plunge for prawns and dunk for dabs before finding what secrets of the sea they have brought ashore. Wear suitable waterproof footwear. 3-4.30pm; sign up outside visitor centre at 2.45pm. £3.50; NWT member £3. 01603 625540;

Fri 8: Geology Walk at West Runton. ourney through 13.7 billion years of time on an easy beach walk with geology expert Martin Warren. 1.30-4.15pm. £6; £3 child. Booking essential: 01263 513992;

Sat 9: Wildlife Journals at Cley Marshes. Learn how to record your wildlife journey in a wildlife journal at this Children's Wildlife Watch event. 10.30am-12.30pm. £6; Watch member £4; one accompanying adult free. Booking essential: 01603 625540;

Sat 9: Pottery Demonstration and Stall at Bircham Windmill. 01485 578393;

Sun 10: Wallpaper Art Workshop at Holkham. Create your own wallpaper inspired by the velvet, coffey, damask and tapestries that adorn the walls of the Hall with artist David Allsop. All abilities welcome. 10am-5pm. £50 including lunch. 01328 713112;

Tue 12: Field to Fork at Holkham. Guided tour through the sights, sounds, stories and tastes of the Field to Fork Experience. Travel through time learning about past and presentgo from field to fork. 11.30am, 1.30pm. £10 adult. 01328 713111;

Wed 13: Jane Austen at Home at Holkham. A one-woman costumed performance in the Saloon of Holkham Hall, celebrating the variety and wit of Austen's writings, using extracts from her memoirs, letters, juvenilia, poetry and novels. 7pm. 01328 713112;

Fri 15: Marble Hall Chamber Music Concert at Holkham with violist Simon Rowland- Jones and the Carducci Quartet. 7pm. £25 including interval glass of champagne. 01328 713111;

Sat 16: Beach Clean at Blakeney Point. Join the Marine Conservation Society's Great British Beach Clean and clear up the rubbish before the breeding bird season begins. Bring sturdy gloves; bags and litter-pickers provided. 10am-1pm; meet at Cley Beach car park. 01263 740241;

Sat 16: Seas the Day at Titchwell Marsh. Help clean up the beach as part of the Marine Conservation Society's Great British Beach Clean. 10am. 01485 210779;

Sat 16: Ringing the Changes at Titchwell Marsh. Bird ringing demonstration. 10am. 01485 210779;

Sat 16-Sun 17: 1940s Weekend on the North Norfolk Railway at Sheringham. A weekend recalling the golden age of steam: spam sandwiches, jitterbug dances, gramophone music and more. Come in uniform or 1940s civilian dress, and remember your gas mask and ration book! 01263 820800;

Sun 17: Rag Rug Demonstration at Bircham Windmill. 01485 578393;

Tue 19: Guided Walk at Holkham National Nature Reserve. Explore the seasonal highlights of England's largest NNR, a mix of sand dunes, saltmarsh, pinewoods and grazing marsh on a 1½-2hr walk with one of Holkham's wardens. 10am-12noon. £5. 01328 713111;

Fri 22-Sun 24: The inaugural Deepdale Festival takes place at Deepdale Backpackers & Camping, welcoming bands from Norfolk and the East of England for a weekend of live music. There will be live music on Friday evening, all day Saturday, and Sunday lunchtime across various stages - the main Brick Barn Stage, the Orchard Acoustic Stage, a Buskers Stage in the backpackers courtyard, and a secret venue which will be announced on Sunday morning. So far bands and solo artists confirmed include: Jess Morgan, Little Red Kings, Marina Florance, Pepper and Shepherd, Georgia Shackleton Trio, Falling From Trees, Kolin Durier, The Tin Heart Troubadours, Matt Watson, Homefires and Ardeth Bey. Chris and Jason are currently working on the rest of the programme, and more acts will be announced shortly. 01485 210256.

Sat 23: Wild Families at Titchwell Marsh. Outdoor activities for all the family. From 10am. 01485 210779;

Sat 23: Guided Sea Kayaking with the Canoeman. 12noon-2.30pm; 11.30am-12noon refresher session. Wind your way from Brancaster Staithe through a network of channels across the mud flats and get really close to wildlife. Some experience necessary. Minimum age 12. £65; £50 child; refresher session. £15; £10 child. Booking essential: 01603 783777;

Sun 24: Bird Identification Workshop at Holkham. Learn how to tell a swallow from a swift and a kestrel from a kite at an outdoor workshop with a local birding expert. 10am-12noon. £7.50. Booking essential: 01328 713111;

Sun 24: Open Day at Gunton Park Sawmill, Hanworth. See an early 19th century water-powered sawmill in action. Learn about the history of this beautifully restored timber and thatch building in the grounds of Gunton Park. 2-5pm. £3; accompanied children free.

Wed 27: Deer in Autumn Photography Workshop at Holkham Hall. Professional photographer Nigel Downer will share his tips for photographing these graceful animals. Wear suitable footwear and warm clothing for walking in the parkland. Bring your own camera. 10am-4pm. £50 including lunch. 01328 713111;

Fri 29: Drawn from Field to Fork at Holkham. Interactive sketching workshop in the Field to Farm Experience. Discover new ways of seeing the history of food and farming. All abilities. 11.30am-12.15pm; 1.30-2.15pm. 01328 713111;

Sat 30-Sun 1: Plant Fair at Holkham. Set in the walled garden, the fair brings together nurseries, artisans and gardening suppliers from across the region. 10am-5pm. 01328 713111;