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What's going on in and around Great Yarmouth this week?

PUBLISHED: 14:03 25 January 2017 | UPDATED: 14:03 25 January 2017

St George's Theatre and pavilion. Picture by Richard Davies.

St George's Theatre and pavilion. Picture by Richard Davies.

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- Are you feeling a little lost but still class yourself as young at heart and are wishing to find friends in the same boat as you?

Why not go and meet up with others (male and female), make new friends, share some memories and hopefully make some new ones with Golden Threads?

On alternate Wednesdays, with the next meeting on February 1, from 2pm to 4pm Golden Threads meets at St George’s Pavilion Restaurant, King Street, Great Yarmouth. It doesn’t cost anything to join.

DIAL Great Yarmouth will be holding its AGM on Friday, February 24 at 11am in the Northgate Room, Yarmouth Library. The speaker will be Chris Scott, Head of Integrated Commissioning East for the NHS. Arrive for 10.45am. Light refreshments at 12.30pm. All are welcome to attend.

• Dumisani African Drumming group welcomes new members, including beginners. Come and experience the excitement and satisfaction of making music in a friendly group environment, performing at community events and raising money for charity.

The sessions take place on Mondays from 7-9.15pm at the Unitarian Church, Yarmouth Way, Great Yarmouth NR30 2SW. £3/session with concessions available.

Dancers of all ages can attend, even if you have never tried before.

Get in touch or come along if you are interested in learning African dance with John, a former professional dancer from Gambia.

Contact 07982 232735 or email lomail@ntlworld.com

• A Stamp and Postcard Fair will be held at Hopton Village Hall on Station Road on Sunday, February 5. The event runs from 10am to 3pm. It is free admission.

• Healing sessions are held every Tuesday evening at 7.15pm at Bradwell Community Centre in School Corner, Green Lane. All healers are members of The International Healing Fellowship. They also treat animals. The group meets in the Cottage Room at the front of the building and everyone is welcome. For details, call 07919 835774 or 01493 780608. They can also be found on Facebook at The Spiritual Healing Fellowship Healing Group

• On Saturday, January 28, after wowing audiences week after week in the summer of 2016, the Strictly Theatre Company offers one more chance to see this amazing show. It received five star reviews throughout the season. The show features sections from shows such as Les Miserables, Jesus Christ Superstar, West Side Story and Chicago to name only a few.

• On Thursday and Friday, February 2 and 3, Forbidden Nights, a classy new all male variety show with full theatre production and explosive choreography as seen on Britain’s Got Talent and TOWIE. They are skilled and professionally trained performers, hand-picked from around the UK with charisma, undeniable talent, sparkling personalities and honed physiques in equal measure. They can sing, they can dance and they are very easy on the eye. Featuring a vocalist, aerial artist, pole performer and fire act all delivered with an element of naughtiness but not so naughty that you can’t bring your Granny. The evening is suitable for ages 18 to 80. Think Cirque de Soleil meets Magic Mike. Tickets from St George’s Theatre box office.

• On Tuesday, February 3, The Greenacre School Reunion takes place for those who left the Great Yarmouth secondary school before 1962, takes place from 7.30pm at the Rumbold Arms on Southtown Road. Tickets are £15 and available by sending an sae to Nanette Smith, 11 Olive Road, Cobholm NR31 0BH. Cheques should be made out to Greenacre School Reunion.

Gorleston Theatre Company presents the production Honk! at the Pavilion Theatre from April 12-15 and is looking for adults and children to take part.

Anyone interested can go along to the community centre in Green lane, Bradwell on Sunday, January 22 at 2pm, Monday, January 23 at 7.30pm, Sunday, January 29 at 10am and Sunday, February 5 at 10am. For more details, contact jeanniekinkaid@gmail.com or call 07960 905455.

• On Wednesday, February 4, there is a treat for all Pink Floyd fans, as tribute band Pure Floyd come to town. In a show featuring spectacular lasers, songs from the psychedelic 60s, through to Dark Side of the Moon, The Wall, Division Bell, and Endless River. Including great tracks such as Brick in the Wall, Comfortably Numb, See Emily Play, Money, Echoes, Wish You Were Here, and many more. This band are high energy and true to the spirit of the originals, adding their own touches of inspiration, fun, and visual effects. Tickets from St George’s Theatre box office.

• On Saturday, February 11 come and join Atila and his band for the Nat King Cole Story. Atila is an established Jazz singer from the UK. Sartorially stylish and musically classy, his interpretations of the American Songbook are internationally renowned. Tickets from St George’s Theatre box office.

Great Yarmouth Twinning Association is holding a fish and quiz night in the Assembly Room, at the Town Hall, on Wednesday, February 22, at 7pm for a 7.30pm start. Tickets costing £10 each are available to book by contacting Marlene Fairhead on 01493 604846 or Cllr.Marlene.Fairhead@great-yarmouth.gov.uk The funds raised will support the work of the association.

Have you been left behind by your partner, companion, soul mate? Or has your partner had to go in to care?

• During half term, the Circus Fantasia is coming to Great Yarmouth Stadium in Jellicoe Road next month.

The event will be taking place during the half term from Saturday, February 11 until Sunday, February 19.

Shows are at 2pm and 5pm and cost £6.50. Organisers say book now to avoid disappointment for this brand new 2017 show,

• On March 11 the National Coastwatch Institute Gorleston will be holding its annual charity concert.

Taking place at Gorleston’s Pavilion Theatre the show will feature Toccata, St Mary’s Singers, Voices in G, Mandy and Mags, GY Future Brass Band, Barry Tone and Audrey Wood. The compere will be Tim Malley.

The one performance is at 7pm with tickets costing £12, £10 concessions.

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