Events to catch in the Yarmouth area

GORLESTON and District Horticultural Society will hold their Early Chrysanthemum and Dahlia Show on Sunday at the Shrublands Centre, Magdalen Way, Gorleston. There will be sections for many types of Chrysanthemums, Dahlias, Pot Plants, Fruit and Vegetables. There will also be classes for people who like to cook, in the Domestic Economy section. All Judging will start at 10.30am.The show is being sponsored by Page Trailers and Platform Hire of Great Yarmouth, and will be open to the public in the afternoon, 12.30pm to 4.30pm. There will be refreshments and a tombola and there is ample parking close by.The show follows on from the very successful Summer Show in July which was held on Marine Parade, Gorleston. The next meeting of the Horticultural Society is at the Kevill Arms, Church Road, Gorleston, on Tuesday, September 11 at 7.30pm. Everyone is welcome to all of our shows and meetings.

PEOPLE can retrace David Copperfield’s steps from Great Yarmouth seafront to Blundeston and relive some of the best bits this weekend, thanks to Waveney and Blyth Arts month of creative walks and new events. The 8.5 mile walk starts at Nelson’s Monument, Yarmouth and reconstructs Copperfield’s walk between Peggotty’s home, the upturned boat on the beach at Yarmouth, and his childhood home at “Blunderstone”. Parts of the route are wheelchair accessible with alternatives provided where not, and a minibus will ferry participants across the harbour and back to the Monument from Blundeston. There is a charge for use of the minibus, depending on numbers. To find out more about what’s on during the whole month of Celebrate the Waveney and Blyth, to book for the David Copperfield walk, or find out more about access, parking, other facilities etc, go to Waveney and Blyth arts website www.waveneyandblytharts.com/ourevents or ring Jan on 01986 895227. The second Dickens treat is thanks to the first ever Great Yarmouth Arts Festival who are presenting The Genius of Dickens with Mark Mitchell on Friday, September 14 at Somerleyton Hall. Find out more about what’s on in the festival by going to the Festival website www.greatyarmouthartsfestival.co.uk or by calling in to St Nicholas Minster in the town.

A LADIES Pamper Night will be held on September 13 at Hemsby village hall at 7.30pm in aid of Foxy Lodge wildlife centre in the village. Tickets are �2 in advance from Katrinas or Top Knot Hemsby or call 01493 732041, 01493 733188. There will be mini treatments, facials, manicure, reflexology, waxing, threading, spray tan, handbags, cakes, shabby chic and more.

THE Weird Coastal Buoys’ comedy bus is again pulling into the Kings Head in Belton tomorrow, September 1, at 8.30pm. Admission is free. The Weird Coastal Buoys are in the habit of showcasing gifted new local talent such as local buoy Duane Effron who recently appeared alongside Jim Davidson at the Britannia Pier last Friday and also Amir Khoshokan who, after appearing for WCB Comedy, went on to appear at the “So You Think You’re Funny? 2012” final at Edinburgh Festival this month. This weekend the headline act is Chris Norton Walker who has appeared at Comedy Clubs across the UK and the USA including the Los Angeles Comedy Store. After delivering a hilarious set for WCB in Lowestoft, Gwillum Argos will be MCing the evening. Also appearing are, Edinburgh Festival 5 star reviewed Filthy Tony Harries, Essex Gong show 2012 winner Garrie Grubb, Rosie Martin and Scott Merrington.

A CHARITY Bike Show will be held at the ferry Boat Inn in Gorleston tomorrow, September 1 raising money for the Fire Service Benevolent Fund and East Anglian Air Ambulance. The show of motorbikes runs from 1pm to 5pm and there will be live music in the evning with Second Hand Blues. The day includes a barbecue, face painting, raffle and tattoos. Call 07864 643719 for details.


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