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Things to do and events coming up in Norfolk

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Lost for ideas for something to do this week, or just wondering what events are taking place in the county?

Here's a snapshot of what's on in Norfolk, with links to other sites and listings.

If you'd like your Norfolk event included in BBC Radio Norfolk's free What's On service e-mail the details to the team, making sure to include where and when the event takes place, admission details and how people can get in touch for more information.

Family Fun
Dragon in Norwich
Dragons can be found all over Norwich including Dragon Hall

The Norwich Dragon Festival 2011 runs from 12 to 27 February and will see dragons of all shapes and sizes taking over the city.

Events this week include a dragon egg trail, a dragon procession and the chance to decorate a life-size dragon.

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• Take a ride on the Teddy Bear Express at Bure Valley Railway from Saturday, 19 to Sunday, 27 February.

• Visit the The Boggle Wish Bonfire at BeWILDerwood from Saturday, 19 - Sunday, 27 February and make your wish for the coming year.

• One of the oldest fairs in the country - the King's Lynn Mart - returns to take over the Tuesday Market Place from 12 to 26 February.

Arts & Culture
Norwich Pride Parade 2010
Large LGBT events have taken place in Norfolk since 2009

Norfolk LGBT [lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender] History Month 2011 takes place around the county throughout February with a variety of activities from music to sport.

Events this week include a Eurovision cabaret night in Norwich and a five-a-side football tournament at Carrow Road.

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• Young people from Norwich will perform a dance show entitled Musical Showdown, featuring songs from Grease and Cats among others, at Open in Norwich on Thursday, 17 February.

• There's a Shakespeare double at Norwich Theatre Royal with performances of The Comedy of Errors on 15, 17, 18 and 19 February and Richard III on 16, 17 and 19 February.

• Village pubs and halls are set to get a boost in visitors at a quiet time of year thanks to the first Breckland Winter Arts Festival, which runs until 25 February.

Ocean Colour Scene (Photo by Dave Hogan/Getty Images)
Ocean Colour Scene were a leading band in the Britpop movement

Nineties band Ocean Colour Scene play a rescheduled date from their latest tour at the UEA on Monday, 21 February.

The band will be performing songs from the reissue of their classic album Moseley Shoals which included the hits The Day We Caught The Train and The Circle.

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• Catch a unique piece of theatre at Norwich Playhouse as Showstopper - The Improvised Musical takes to the stage on Friday, 18 February.

• Brooklyn-based indie rockers The Hold Steady are touring in support of their fifth album and are stopping by at the Norwich Waterfront on 15 February.

• Norfolk band We Can't Dance take to the stage at Norwich Arts Centre on Friday, 18 February.

Nature & Outdoors
Oxburgh Hall
Oxburgh Hall was built by the Bedingfeld family who still live there

Head to Oxburgh Hall and blow the winter cobwebs away with a self-guided walk around the woods on Saturday, 19 and Sunday, 20 February.

Follow the children's trail and enjoy the views of the 15th Century moated manor house.

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• Find out about the wildlife that inhabits the North Norfolk heaths at a multimedia talk at Cley Village Hall on Thursday, 17 February.

• Winter swan feeds are taking place until 13 March 2011 at WWT Welney.

• Get outdoors during February and take part in a Walsingham Abbey snowdrop walk.

Admiral Lord Nelson (Photo: Royal Navy Museum)
Nelson led the British fleet to victory at the Battle of Trafalgar in 1805

A new exhibition in Great Yarmouth is examining whether Admiral Lord Nelson was a philanderer or a family man.

The Nelson Museum's exhibition, which features items from his private life, will allow visitors to examine his life and draw their own conclusions.

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• Local artist Alan Castleton is giving a talk on the art and humour of the North End in King's Lynn at True's Yard Museum at 1pm on Friday, 18 February.

• Watch re-enactments of workhouse life, listen to storytelling, or attend a Victorian school lesson at Gressenhall Farm and Workhouse from Saturday, 19 to Sunday, 27 February.

• Unravel our Roman heritage at Cromer Museum through artefacts, illustrations and references to local sites.

For more ideas of things to do in Norfolk, take a look at our guide to the county's tourist and visitor experiences.

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