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The Guide: Things to do this weekend

Arts & Culture
BBC Blast, Great Yarmouth
BBC Blast lands in Great Yarmouth this weekend teaching media skills

If you're aged between 13 and 19 and want to learn new skills to get you trained up in the media, head down to BBC Blast at Great Yarmouth Market Square on Friday, 29 and Saturday, 30 May, 2009.

Yarmouth Market Square is filled with industry professionals looking to develop your skills, including journalists from BBC Look East and BBC Radio Norfolk.

During the two remaining days of the three day tour, young people can get involved in tv, radio, animation, jazz flava dance with professional choreographers, musical theatre, digital photography and hip-hop music production.

The free courses take place between 10.45am and 7pm on Friday and 10am until 6pm on Saturday, so pop down and see what you can learn from the BBC.

For more information, visit the BBC Blast website.

The First Gallery Exhibition at the newly opened Gallery Plus in Wells-next-the-Sea will showcase the work of gallery owner and popular Norfolk contemporary artist Trevor Woods and other professional artists.

Open all weekend, there will be many abstract canvases of a local theme by Terry Bestwick, quirky illustrations by Beth Morrison and prize-winning oil paintings by Simon Wright.

Ceramics also come from the Made in Cley group, who turned 25 in 2009.

Gallery Plus is open Friday and Saturday, 10am - 5pm, and Sunday, 11am - 4pm.

For more information, visit the Gallery Plus website.

Just Between Ourselves, a comedy by Alan Ayckbourn about a man negotiating to sell his car and ending up in a spot of bother, comes to the Westacre Theatre, near Swaffham, on Friday, 29 and Saturday, 30 May, 2009.

Character Dennis thinks he's found a buyer for his car when the hapless Neil turns up seeking a birthday present for his wife. However, negotiations don't quite go to plan in this comedy about love and not listening.

Just Between Ourselves starts on Friday and Saturday at 7.30pm.

Tickets: Friday £12, Saturday £15. To book, telephone the Westacre Theatre box office on 01760 755800.

Nature & Outdoors

Horticultural students can help design a garden to suit you

The Forum in Norwich has been transformed into a garden paradise for the entire weekend at the BBC Garden Design Event 2009.

As part of the Sustainable Living Festival, the event shows how your garden can be more wildlife friendly, with help and advice from horticultural students at Easton College.

Fusion, the giant HD screen in The Forum, is also showcasing footage from Springwatch and films from local Norfolk schools that highlight the importance of Norfolk's wildlife.

"If you're thinking about growing your own grub or you simply want to bring more birds into your garden, this is the place to find out," said Wendy Witham, a representative from the BBC Garden Design Event.

The BBC Garden Design Event 2009 takes place at The Forum, Norwich, from Friday, 29 to Sunday, 31 May, 2009.

Entry to the BBC event and the Sustainable Living Festival is free.

With a hot weekend promised, many people are looking to spend a short break away in Norfolk, so why not take a trip on the wild side with the help of BBC Springwatch.

The Springwatch team have analysed the Norfolk landscape from their base at Pensthorpe Nature Reserve and have found the best places for you to take a short wildlife holiday and take in the best of what the county has to offer on a low budget.

"No matter what you decide to do, it's possible to have a credit-crunching wildlife encounter," said Springwatch presenter Martin Hughes-Games.

Why not visit one of the huge number of bird and nature reserves Norfolk has to offer or enjoy the marine wildlife in Hunstanton and West Runcton on the north coast.

For more information, visit the BBC Springwatch guide to summer holidays on the wild side.

For more ideas, tune in to Countryfile on BBC One, Sunday, 31 May, 2009, at 7.30pm, where Julia Bradbury and Matt Baker head to the Norfolk Broads.

Family Fun

King's Lynn Stars speedway
Watch the King's Lynn Stars battle it out at the Norfolk Arena

Hear the roar of the engines and smell the fumes as the King's Lynn Stars speedway team take on the Redcar Bears in their first home league meeting at the Norfolk Arena, King's Lynn, on Friday, 29 May, 2009.

Plagued by the injury of Kozza Smith, the Stars are hoping they can capitalise against the Bears with their new Swedish signing Linus Eklof.

The speedway race takes place at the Norfolk Arena, King's Lynn, from 7.30pm.

Admission: £12 Adults, £9 Concessions (Disabled, Senior Citizens, Students, 16 & 17 year olds), £4 Juniors (12 - 15 years), Free for 11 years and under.

A Teddy Bear Picnic in aid of Norfolk charity Break takes place at Stody Estate, near Holt, on Saturday, 30 May, 2009.

Launched at The Forum in Norwich by BBC Look East's Suzie Fowler-Watt, the picnic will host a jazz band, teddy hunt, tractor ride and woodland walk.

Entry to the Stody Estate costs £10 per car.

For a free picnic booklet, call 01263 822161 or visit the Break website.


The Red Mount Chapel, at the highest point of The Walks in King's Lynn, is finally open to the public and can be viewed on Saturday, 30 May, 2009.

Closed for around 100 years, the late 15th Century building was a wayside chapel for pilgrims on their way to the shrine of Our Lady of Walsingham.

The upper chapel of 1506 has a fan vaulted roof, further decorated with quatrefoils which inspired the design of the pilgrimage trail plaque.

The Red Mount Chapel is open between 11am and 3pm on Saturday.

Admission: £1 Adults, Free for accompanied children.


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