Upcoming Events

News of Upcoming Events for Norwich.
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The Norwich Vintage Fair

St Andrews Hall, Norwich

12th June 12-5pm

The Vintage Fair returns to Norwich for a Summer special. Come and join us in the beautiful St.Andrews Hall for 45 stalls of vintage fashion form the 1940s-1980s.

Our traders sell vintage clothing, accessories, jewellery, homeware, collectables, rework vintage, handmade clothing, millinery and cupcakes!

The Vintage Tea Party
…Our vintage tea party will be serving up delicious tea and cupcakes on fine vintage china.

The Vintage Hair Salon
Our vintage hair salon will be run by Flamingo Amy who will be styling hair and make up all day at the fair in a pop up salon, email mail@flamingoamy.co.uk to book a recommended slot

Sunday 12th June
St.Andrews Hall
Norwich
12pm – 5pm
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Performers – We’re looking for local perfomers that would like to make use of the large stage at St.Andrews Hall and share their talents. Email Louise on thevintagefair@hotmail.com to discuss

Traders – Local traders are always welcome at our events, in particular we are looking for 1940s & 50s traders and Mens traders (Mens traders stand for free) email Louise on thevintagefair@hotmail.com to join our traders team

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Film: Penny Points to Paradise (1951)

Cinema City, Norwich

23rd May 6:15pm & 25th May 2:45pm

United Kingdom 1951, 68 mins
Director: Anthony Young
Starring: Harry Secombe, Spike Milligan, Peter Sellers

A rare chance to see on the big screen this Brighton-set feature, written by and starring the group that was soon to become ‘The Goons’.

Harry Flakes (Secombe) has just won £100,000 on the Football Pools but hasn’t let it go to his head.

Instead he returns to the same modest seaside B&B for his holidays with his friend Spike (Milligan).

He is concerned, however, about the safety of his money, and carries it around with him in a big suitcase.

This turns out to not be the best idea, as also at the boarding house are a couple of gold-digging women (Paige and O’Neil); The Major (Sellers), a scatty businessman who thinks the money could be invested in schemes such as his North Pole Coconut Corporation; and a couple of con-men (Marks and Kerr) who have also got wind of the pools winner being in town.

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Film: The Crowded Day (1954)

Cinema City, Norwich

14th May 2pm & 18th May 2:45pm

United Kingdom 1954, 83 mins
Director: John Guillermin
Starring: John Gregson, Thora Hird, Joan Rice, Vera Day

Directed with panache by a young John Guillermin (Death on the Nile, The Towering Inferno), this high-quality drama sees five women’s lives intertwine in a bittersweet tale of shop-floor intrigue. Set against the busy backdrop of a department store in post-war London, this tightly-written ensemble piece is bustling with familiar faces from the golden era of British cinema, including Thora Hird, Vera Day, Edward Chapman, Dora Bryan, Dandy Nichols, Prunella Scales, Sid James and Richard Wattis.THE CROWDED DAY was perhaps the most ambitious production of the family-run Adelphi film company. Still resonant today, it offers both top-drawer entertainment and a fascinating record of women’s lives, experiences and aspirations in the post-war period – from fashions to family – amidst the growing optimism of the New Elizabethan era of the early 1950s.

On Saturday 14 May we are delighted to welcome actress Vera Day for a post-screening Q&A.

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Film: The Shining (1980)

Cinema City, Norwich

13th May 11pm

United Kingdom, United States 1980, 119 mins
Director: Stanley Kubrick
Starring: Jack Nicholson

Kubrick’s superb essay on fluorescent-lit horror (based on Stephen King) with Nicholson as the deranged author ‘Jack’ installed as winter caretaker of an empty snowbound hotel in the company of his wife (Shelley Duvall) and psychically gifted son.

Bleakly humorous and mesmerising.

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Film: Is Your Honeymoon Really Necessary (1953)

Cinema City, Norwich

Monday 9th May 6:15pm and Wednesday 11th May 2:45pm

United Kingdom 1953, 75 mins
Director: Maurice Elvey
Starring: Sid James, Diana Dors, David Tomlinson 

Is Your Honeymoon Really Necessary sees US army airman Laurie Vining (Bonar Colleano) hankering after a little rest and recreation with his new bride, when his gorgeous ex, Candy (Diana Dors), arrives insisting they’re still man and wife. Wisecracking co-pilot Hank Hanlon (Sid James) and girl-shy lawyer Frank Betterton (David Tomlinson) try to lend a hand – but Laurie’s troubles have only just begun…

A good, old-fashioned, fast-paced bedroom farce based on a West End hit, this delicious dose of effervescent vintage comedy stars Britain’s blondest bombshell, the ever-popular Diana Dors, at her saucy best, with terrific support from a fine cast of familiar faces.

We are delighted to welcome Kate Lees from Adelphi Films to introduce the screening on Monday 9 May.

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