What's On

Find out what's happening in and around Hunstanton with our event guide

  • 22nd October 2019

    2pm RSPB Snettisham meet at RSPB Car Park. Phone numbers for the Docking Walking Group are: Helena Aldis 07769 850965 and Mike Rogers 07765 571313.

  • Gary Bocking ‘Autumn Theme Arrangements’ at St Mary’s Church Heacham 2pm £4.

  • 22nd October 2019

    Brancaster Staithe Village Hall (PE31 8BY) at 7.30 pm with the doors open from 7. Our Annual Colour Print Competition Judge Chris Holt. Visitors are always welcome. For further information please ring Jim Till on 01485 210013 or Wendy Calow on 01553 674725.

  • 10.30-12 noon “Coffee Morning” See old friends or meet new ones for a chat. Memorial Pavilion, The Green, South Creake, NR21 9PD Tea, Coffee and Cakes/Biscuits will be available. There will also be four stalls selling cakes, plants, books and Greeting cards. There will also be a raffle with proceeds towards local charities Peter Haywood 01328 823920.

  • 7-10pm “Bingo Night” Eyes down at 7.30pm £6pp for 11 games. Memorial Pavilion, The Green, South Creake, NR21 9PD. Tea, Coffee and snacks will be available. There will also be a raffle.All proceeds go towards the pavilion funds. Peter Haywood 01328 823920.

  • 2:30pm. We meet every 4th Wednesday of the month to organise events and activities for Hunstanton library, come along and join us.

  • 24th October 2019

    Broadcast live by satellite from The Royal Opera House Covent Garden Don Pasquale Bryn Terfel heads a star cast for this new production of Donivetti’s comedy of domestic drama across two generations. Conducted by Evelino Pedo, with Terfel, Peretyatko, Hotea, Kwiecien and The Royal Opera House Chorus. Doors Open 6.45pm – Curtain 7.30pm Tickets £15.00 Children £10.00 Book online at www.thornhamvillagehall.co.uk or call 07787 255 59.

  • Norfolk Wildlife Trust illustrated talk by Tim Holt-Wilson. Making the links in Norfolk. 7.30pm Methodist Church Hall, Austin St, Hunstanton £2.50 members and £3 visitors.

  • Toni G (50’s, 60’s, & Elvis) 8.30pm.

  • 25th October 2019

    1:30-2:30pm. Come along and make your own journal with monthly/weekly diary plans, mood and sleep trackers, colouring pages and more for the following month. Catch up at the following session on Friday 29th November and create the next month’s section. Refreshments provided. Hunstanton library.

  • 26th October 2019

    Halloween Fun – Saturday Spooktacular at Hunstanton Library 2-4pm Story time, lantern making and crafts, Spooky photo booth, Frightful fancy dress parade. Raising funds for East Anglia’s Children’s Hospices (EACH)

  • 26th October 2019

    7pm Dersingham Village Centre with Whirligig – the Norfolk Ceilidh Band. Tickets £12 in advance from Dersinghsam Post Office or call 01485 540271 or £15 on the door (subject to availability)

  • Reckless Jivin’ (live band)

  • 2-4pm. Join us for some witchy stories at 2pm, lantern and mask making at 2:30pm and spooky photo booth and fancy-dress parade at 3:30pm. Winners receive a small prize. Booking essential. Free event.

  • 27th October 2019

    11am Little Massingham and Peddars Way meet at Little Massingham Church. Phone numbers for the Docking Walking Group are: Helena Aldis 07769 850965 and Mike Rogers 07765 571313.

  • 28th October 2019

    10.30am -12noon. Join our group for calming colouring, and postcard design, writing postcards to the housebound and isolated. All cards will be sent via West Norfolk Befrienders. Bring along crafts you are interested in too. Refreshments provided, donations are welcome. Contact staff for Open Library Access in advance. Hunstanton library.

  • 7.30pm, Entry £5 includes tea/coffee/squash. Dersingham Village Centre in Manor Road.

  • The Strange Fascination Theatre brings you- Frankenstanton! At the Golden Lion, Hunstanton starting at 7.00pm. £18.50. Bookings www.west-norfolk.gov.uk/hunstantonevents Generous buffet and refreshments included.

  • 1st November 2019

    Hunstanton Library 10am until 12noon. Come along to see our friendly LILY helpdesk advisor and find out how you can get involved in your community.

  • 1st November 2019

    11am Old Hunstanton and Holme via Riverbank. Meet at Beach Café by the Lifeboat Station. Helena Aldis 07769 850965 / Mike Rogers 07765 571313.

  • 1-3pm Booking essential £3 per child In preparation to celebrate Bonfire Night on the 5th, come and join us to make some fantastic firework crafts and hear the story of Guy Fawkes. £3 per child, booking essential.

  • 2nd November 2019

    Fireworks and Laser Show set to music. Hunstanton Clifftop. Gates open 5pm. Bonfire 6pm Fireworks at 7.30pm £20 per car, £7 Adults, £3 Concessions

  • 2nd November 2019

    United Services Club, Hunstanton entertainment: 8.30pm

  • 2nd November 2019

    Visit The Hemporium Shop on Hunstanton High Street from 11am - 2pm, 2 November 2019 and treat yourself to a Tropic facial or hand massage for £3.50 (Suitable for vegans). Chat to Maria who will be guiding you though all things hemp and healthy, how to naturally help your body. (Suitable for vegans). Food, supplements, gifts and body care all available. See Anna & Ginny from Sweet Things Savoury for all things vegan and gluten free that are scrummy to eat! Purchase your mouth-watering brownies and other delicious treats. Drop in!

  • 4th November 2019

    Hunstanton Library 10.30am- 12 noon. Come along and crochet, share tips and ideas, with the experienced, novices welcome too. Refreshments provided, donations are welcome. Contact staff for Open Library Access in advance.

  • Live Theatre at Gt Massingham Village Hall 7pm. Writer, storyteller, Edinburgh Fringe star performer. Welcome drink, two-course meal, show: £19.50, pay at the door. Menu: Lamb moussaka, (or aubergine and red lentil moussaka) with Greek salad, Orzo salad with fresh herbs and tzatziki, Breads with butter. Chocolate roulade with cream or fresh fruit salad to follow. Booking essential! Please book by contacting massinghamfilmnighht@gmail.com by Sunday 3 Nov 2019 This evening is open to non-members. Bring friends and family

  • 5th November 2019

    2pm Houghton woods & Peddars Way. Meet at White Lodge, Bircham Road OS Explorer Ref. 777289. Helena Aldis 07769 850965 / Mike Rogers 07765 571313.

  • 6th November 2019

    Hunstanton Library 5-6pm. Come along and learn how to code, have fun and share your skills with others.

  • 6th November 2019

    Hunstanton Library 10.30am. A monthly group to share ideas and tips for gardening. Refreshments provided, donations are welcome.

  • 8th November 2019

    North Creake Village Hall FISHERMANS FRIENDS True Story Cert 12 Ten fishermen from Cornwall achieve a Top 10 hit after they are signed by Universal Records for their canny talent of being able to sing a sea shanty or two. 7.30pm and tickets £ 5.00 each (including a complimentary drink from the licensed bar which opens at 7pm) can be booked by calling 07905 805388 or by E-Mail to pa.lines@tiscali.co.uk

  • 9th November 2019

    Dersingham Village Centre 11am-3pm.

  • 9th November 2019

    United Services Club, Hunstanton entertainment: 8.30pm.

  • 10th November 2019

  • 10th November 2019

    The National Construction College, Bircham Newton, Norfolk PE31 6RH. NCC is signposted off the A148 and B1454. Last Open Day of the year with Tony Nelson’s Model Airforce exhibition 10-4pm FREE. Close by there are two stone memorials to remember those who served at Bircham Newton and its main satellite airfield near Docking.

  • 10th November 2019

    11am West Acre and Nar Valley Way. Meet at Westacre Church. Helena Aldis 07769 850965 / Mike Rogers 07765 571313.

  • Hunstanton Town Hall Chambers (there is a lift) 7pm. Helpers and volunteers are always welcome. Persons with a special area of Arts expertise such as Art, Dance, Sculpture or Photography, and willing to get involved are especially welcome.

  • 11th November 2019

    Hunstanton Library 2.30pm. New members always welcome. Ask staff for details of the books being discussed Refreshments provided, donations are welcome.

  • 11th November 2019

    Hunstanton Library 10.30am -12noon. Come along for calming colouring, designing postcards for the isolated. All cards will be sent via West Norfolk Befrienders. Bring along crafts you are interested in too. Refreshments provided, donations are welcome. Contact staff for Open Library Access in advance.

  • 12th November 2019

    10am-5pm La Piazza, Searles Leisure Resort PE36 5BB. Free entry, free welcome drink and mince pie. Stalls, festive entertainment and activities, Santa’s Grotto, raffle, food & drink outlets.

  • 12th November 2019

    Hunstanton Library 2pm. A short walk around the town and then refreshments at the library afterwards. This walk is perfect for those wanting to gently build up their walking stamina.

  • 13th November 2019

    Hunstanton Library 5pm – 6pm. A quieter time to visit, ideal for people who may have autism, dementia or if you would like a calm environment.

  • Leaving the Club at 9.30am.

  • 14th November 2019

    Hunstanton Library 10.30-12.30pm. Come along and knit, have a chat, swap patterns and ideas. Refreshments provided, donations are welcome. Contact staff for Open Library Access in advance.

  • 15th November 2019

    11am Thornham – Beacon Hill and Coast Path. Meet at The Lifeboat PH. Helena Aldis 07769 850965 / Mike Rogers 07765 571313.

  • A kind of female Breaking Bad set in the Fens by Jane Carter Woodrow. It is a comi-tragedy about three generations of women with disabilities, one of whom, Rachel, works as a music teacher and is the carer for the other two. As Rachel struggles to secure a future for her daughter Florence and her mother Peony in today’s hostile environment, a surprise ‘windfall’ leaves the women fighting for their very existence… 7.30pm Doors open 7pm. Jarvie Close, Sedgford PE36 5NG. Tickets £14 incl. a glass of wine. Box Office 01485 570097 or 07968 596949

  • Comedy starring Himesh Patel, Lily James, Sophia Di Martino in which a struggling musician realizes he’s the only person on Earth who can remember The Beatles after waking up in an alternate timeline where they never existed. Anmer Village Social Club Admission by ticket £3 at the door. Doors and bar opens at 7.30 p.m. Film 8pm. Email: films@anmerclub.co.uk or telephone 01485 579465 New members and guests welcome. For details of this and other forthcoming events including trailers of future films visit our website at www.anmerclub.co.uk

  • 15th November 2019

    United Services Club, Hunstanton entertainment: 8.30pm.

  • 15th - 17th November. Adults £9.00. Seniors (over 65) £8.00. Children (5-15) £3.00. Tel: 01283 820548 Further information and tickets available from livingheritagecraftshows.com.

  • 16th November 2019

    Snettisham Memorial Hall,13 Old Church Rd Snettisham. Opens at 9am. This month the Salvation Army will have a fundraising stall at the market.

  • 2-4pm at Hunstanton Library. Dress to impress and join us for some crazy cookie decorating, games and a Teacup crafting. Free event, donations to Children in Need.

  • 7pm £5 incl refreshments.

  • 7pm. Teams of up to 6

  • United Services Club, Hunstanton entertainment: 8.30pm.

  • 18th November 2019

    Hunstanton Library 10.30am - 12noon. Come along and crochet, share tips and ideas, with the experienced, novices welcome too. Refreshments provided, donations are welcome. Contact staff for Open Library Access in advance.

  • 18th November 2019

    Hunstanton Community Centre, Avenue Road – speaker Charlotte Paton on Victorian Rural Women

  • 19th November 2019

    2pm Sedgeford and Peddars Way. Meet at Sedgeford church. Helena Aldis 07769 850965 / Mike Rogers 07765 571313.

  • 20th November 2019

    Hunstanton Library 5-6pm. Come along and learn how to code, have fun and share your skills with others.

  • 20th November 2019

    5.30pm. Come and join the crime book club, held on the third Wednesday of the month at 5.30pm

  • Hunstanton & District Civic Society talk at Hunstanton Town Hall 7.30pm Mark Leslie, editor of the Lynn News. £1 members £4 guests.

  • 21st November 2019

    From 6.30pm. The Lifeboat Inn, Thornham. £20 contact Terry Morris Tel; 01485 512005. In aid of RNLI.

  • 7.30pm at The Yurt, Drove Orchards, Thornham with the Kat Brittain Band. Raffle, superb food & music. 2 courses £20, 3 courses £25. Deposit req’d £10pp 01485 525889 or hello@theyurtthornham.com

  • South Creake Memorial Pavilion, The Green, South Creake NR21 9PD. £6pp, BYO drinks. Raffle 7-10pm. Proceeds to Pavilion funds.

  • 23rd November 2019

    St Mary’s Old Hunstanton 10am-12noon. Cakes, Crafts and Gifts for Christmas. Mince pies and coffee.

  • 23rd November 2019

    United Services Club, Hunstanton entertainment: 8.30pm

  • 23rd - 24th November 2019

    Thornham Village Hall, PE36 6LX 10am-4pm Free Entry. Unique Gifts, Seasonal Produce. Raising funds for Thornham.

  • 24th November 2019

    11am Syderstone Common. Meet at Syderstone Church. Helena Aldis 07769 850965 / Mike Rogers 07765 571313.

  • 25th November 2019

    Hunstanton Library 10.30am -12noon. Come along for calming colouring, designing postcards for the isolated. All cards will be sent via West Norfolk Befrienders. Bring along crafts you are interested in too. Refreshments provided, donations are welcome. Contact staff for Open Library Access in advance.

  • 25th November 2019

    Old Friends Hall, Sunnyside Close, Heacham, PE31 7DU. 7.30pm. “The Lady Farmer of Sandringham” Speaker Mary Mackie. Admission £3 (Members £2) including refreshments. Everyone is Welcome.

  • Hunstanton Library 2:30pm. We meet every 4th Wednesday of the month to organise events and activities for Hunstanton library, come along and join us.

  • 27th November 2019

    Hunstanton Library 10am until 12noon. Have a chat with Lisa about any banking queries, digital support and how to keep yourself safe from scams

  • South Creake Memorial Pavilion, The Green, South Creake NR21 9PD. 10.30-noon. See old friends or meet new ones for a chat. Exhibition: South Creake in WW1. Cakes, jam, plants, books, raffle, tombola and cards. If you need a lift please contact Pete Haywood on 01328 823920 or Paul Hart on 01328 823515.

  • Norfolk Wildlife Trust: West Norfolk Members Group invites you to an illustrated talk by Jess Owen of WWT Welney. Hunstanton Methodist Church Hall, Austin Street. £2.50 members £3 visitors 7.30pm

  • 29th November 2019

    Hunstanton Library 1:30-2:30pm. Come along and make your own journal with monthly/weekly diary plans, mood and sleep trackers, colouring pages and more for the following month. Catch up at the following session on Friday 13th December and create the next month’s section. Refreshments provided.

  • 29th November 2019

    11am Anmer and Peddars Way. Meet at Telephone Box Anmer Village. Helena Aldis 07769 850965 / Mike Rogers 07765 571313.

  • 29th November 2019

    Dersingham Village Centre Manor road, Dersingham PE31 6LN. 2.30pm Latin, sequence and ballroom dancing. Beginners welcome. £5 includes tea and cake.

  • Hunstanton’s Princess Theatre’s Pantomime gets underway. Call the box office on 01485 532252

  • 29th November - 1st December 2019

    Dalegate Market & St Mary’s church 140+ stalls. Free parking.

  • Jack Malik is a struggling singer-songwriter in a tiny English seaside town whose dreams of fame are rapidly fading, despite the fierce devotion and support of his childhood best friend, Ellie. After a freak bus accident during a mysterious global blackout, Jack wakes up to discover that he is the only person in the world to remember The Beatles. Using this benefit to his advantage, Jack begins plagiarising the work of the legendary band to launch his career to superstardom. Starring Himesh Patel, Lily James and Robert Carlyle. Amy Robsart Village Hall, Syderstone PE31 8SD 7.30pm Advance tickets £3.50 Tel. 01485 578171 or 01485 578244 Email cinema@syderstone.com

  • 30th November 2019

    St Mary’s Snettisham 10am-2pm Free. Hot chocolate, Christmas gifts etc. Concert by the Samphire singers (Tickets £8) follows at 3pm with the switching on of Christmas Lights at 4pm and mulled wine and mince pies.

  • 2-4pm. 79 Station road Heacham PE31 7BT

  • 30th November 2019

    United Services Club, Hunstanton entertainment: 8.30pm.

  • 1st December 2019

    From 12 noon at Hunstanton Town Hall. Included in the entertainment is a Giant Walk-In Snow Globe, Christmas Craft Fair, Santa’s Grotto, food and drink stalls, fairground rides, miniature donkeys to pet, the opportunity to meet the King and Queen of Snow stilt walkers and so much more! At 4pm, St Edmund’s Church will hold a short service and directly afterwards, everyone is invited to join in the Grand Light Parade as we walk through the town, switching on the Christmas Lights as we go. All we need is a rain-free day and the magic begins!

  • Gary Bocking will demonstrate making festive flower arrangements on a budget. Visitors are very welcome; we ask for a donation of £3, which includes tea and biscuits. 2pm in the Reading Room, Cross Lane, Stanhoe PE31 8PS. For further information about Stanhoe & Barwick WI, please contact Pamela (01485 518033) or Valerie (01485 576261)

  • 6th - 8th December 2019

    Hunstanton Town Hall.

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