5 things to do in Norfolk – March 2019

With Mother’s day, St Patrick’s Day, International Women’s Day, Pancake day and the clocks going forward – there’s a lot going on in March. It’s the month that we say goodbye to winter and hello to spring. So with that in mind, let’s peel off those winter layers, head out of hibernation and get out into the great outdoors. Here are 5 things to do this month.

Elm Hill, Norwich

For one weekend only…

Norridge Pop Up  – 2nd – 3rd March Studio 20, Wensum Street

Best friends Rowan and Olivia are bringing their pop up cafe back for the weekend. They are renown for their epic porridge dishes, seasonal eating and slow-paced lifestyle. I went along last year and was in heaven, I’ve never tasted porridge like it. This years’ menu looks utterly divine, hello apple, macadamia and caramel porridge. If you aren’t a porridge fan fear not! They have a range of seasonal sourdough based dishes for lunch, vegan cakes and hot drinks, too. Foodie heaven!

Celebrate International Women’s Day in style

Fierce Babe Night Market (Friday 8th March, 6 pm – late – Norwich Arts Centre) and The Spring Market (Sunday 24th March 11 am – 4 pm – Silver Road Community Centre)

I absolutely love the Fierce Babe Markets, not only is there a fun, friendly and inclusive vibe but some of my favourite independent brands are regular stall holders. There’s always good (vegan) food, delicious sweet treats from my favourites, Cupcake & Co, and an array of beverages on offer too. I couldn’t think of a better way to celebrate International Women’s Day than at the night market, either.  

Head over to their Instagram or website to find out more.

A culinary experience to remember

Dining in the Dark – Friday 8th March, 7pm – Open 

I’ve heard a lot of people raving about the concept of dining in the dark – there are restaurants that offer it in London and Europe, but for one night only you can experience it in Norwich. You’ll be dining from a mystery menu in the dark, which is said to heighten your other senses making the dining experience more pleasurable.

Tickets are £30 per person 

Get your QI on

No Such Thing As A Fish – Friday 22nd March, 8 pm – Norwich Theatre Royal

The team behind the incredibly popular NSTAAF podcast (who also happen to be the researchers behind QI) have come up with a brand new show! In No Particular order will be a live, unscripted and unedited podcast recording where the team will discuss the weird and wonderful things that they’ve come across. Expect the unexpected!

Tickets £10 – £20 

Travel through space and time

Rosy Carrick’s Passionate Machine – 27th March, 8 pm – Norwich Arts Centre

Passionate Machine at Norfolk and Norwich Festival

Passionate Machine was one of the best things I saw on stage last year. Since then Dr Rosie Carrick has performed and refined the piece and is heading back to Norwich. The evening will take you on an adventure through space and time. Using multi-media storytelling and physics, Carrick will set out to prove that was she was a time traveller, stuck in the past after embarking upon a mission to save Russian poet Mayakovsky. If you thought time travel was the stuff of Hollywood blockbusters, this will make you think again. 

Tickets are avialble via the Norwich Art Centre Website and are on a pay what you can afford basis.

What’s on your to-do list this March? 



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