Coming Up

Andy Fairweather Low and the Low Riders

Thu 6th July, 2017

Andy Fairweather Low and the Low Riders

with support: Dove & Boweevil Band Now in its fifth year, the 2017 Dereham Blues Festival's opening event on Thursday 6th July at the Dereham Memorial Hall will feature Andy Fairweather Low and his band The Low Riders. Andy's glittering international career spans from the late ‘60s when as lead singer with the band Amen Corner had a Number 1 hit in the U.K. with "(If Paradise Is) Half As Nice", followed by a string of top ten hits, the most famous being as a solo performer with "Wide Eyed And Legless". A top notch performer and guitarist, he has recorded with and performed on stage with the very best including Eric Clapton, Bill Wyman, Jimi Hendrix, Bonnie Raitt, The Who and many other rock and blues stars. Quite simply, Andy Fairweather Low has been – and continues to be - the guitarist and vocalist of choice for a phenomenal cast list of musical luminaries. Dereham Blues Festival's opening concert is organised by the volunteer group ‘Friends of Dereham Memorial Hall' TICKETS COST £22 or £25 (seated in the balcony) BOOK ONLINE www.ticketsource.co.uk/fodmh


Through the Decades with Roy Orbison & Buddy Holly

Sat 8th July, 2017

Through the Decades with Roy Orbison & Buddy Holly

Roy Orbison and Buddy Holly both grew up in the same part of Texas. They both recorded their earlier work in the Norman Petty Studios in Clovis, New Mexico, even at one point recording the same songs ‘An empty cup’ (and a broken date)’ as well as ‘You’ve Got Love’ both written by Roy Orbison. Both Artists brought a unique Texas influence into their music and through their creative writing an individual sound was born! Roy Orbison went on to write so many songs including ‘Only the Lonely’ and ‘Crying’. Buddy Holly in his short career showed his writing talents, which earned him a place (13th) in ‘The Rolling Stone’ 100 Greatest Artist of all Time. Darren Paige has teamed up with Marc Robinson as both have careers dedicated to Roy Orbison and Buddy Holly. Individually they perform all over Great Britain and around the world and have come together to bring you a two hour uplifting show that will entertain you with all the hits, and few earlier lesser known songs too! Will Rock n Roll ever Die? That’ll be the Day! Presented by A.M. Productions In association with Marc Robinson Productions Doors open 7pm, Music starts 7.30pm Finishes 10pm Tickets £17.00 from Bright and Beautiful Flowers or www.wegottickets.com


Summer Concert

Fri 14th July, 2017

Summer Concert

Dereham Theatre Company's Youth Organisation presents their Summer Concert with a mixture of music and comedy. Tickets from www.derehamtheatre.co.uk Doors open at 7.00pm


1940'S DANCE PARTY

Sat 5th August, 2017

1940'S DANCE PARTY

Mid-Norfolk Railway presents a 1940's Dance Party


Mind, Body and Spirit Exhibition

Sat 12th August, 2017

Mind, Body and Spirit Exhibition

35 exhibitors featuring clairvoyant mediums, healers, crystals, reflexology, salt lamps, sound therapy, flower essence remedies, Reiki, massage. Plus demonstrations and workshops all day FREE ENTRY www.spiritualflowevents.com/dereham-exhibitions


Summer Horticultural and Craft Show

Sat 19th August, 2017

Summer Horticultural and Craft Show

Dereham & District Allotment & Gardeners Society 2017 Show Local Craft Stalls open from 10am to 4pm Horticultural Show Staging 9 to 11am Judging 11am to 1pm Open for viewing 1pm to 4pm Prize giving and Raffle followed by sale of produce FREE ENTRY Would YOU like to exhibit at our show? All you have to do is JOIN OUR SOCIETY and enter for free or non members can pay £7 before the show. You can enter any of over 100 classes. The £7 includes membership for the next year which includes discounted seeds and plants, talks and a garden visit (this costs extra). You also have free entry in next year’s show


Rod and Chrissie's 80s Night Disco

Sat 2nd September, 2017

Rod and Chrissie's 80s Night Disco

Rob Chandler and Chrissie Jackson's 80s night Fancy dress optional Tickets £10 from Bright and Beautiful Flowers, Wellington Road or Arnies Attic, Quebec Street presented by Dereham Lions Club Further details from Donna Palmer 01362 695144


Fringe Festival and Open Day

Sat 9th September, 2017

Fringe Festival and Open Day

Presented by the Friends of Dereham Memorial Hall Item one of our ambitions for 2017 and every year is to bring into the Hall more and more local people to share more and more events and a wider and wider range of activity. To this end we are talking to other community interest groups to join us in a day long ‘Fringe Festival’. Local performers throughout the day and evening, individual events of festival length, street performers and food, music, theatre, dance, singing, circus, comedy, with local community groups showcasing their work, are all falling into place. Details from timcara@hotmail.co.uk


RED CARD COMEDY CLUB

Sat 9th September, 2017

RED CARD COMEDY CLUB

Saturday 9th September is the Dereham Fringe Festival, taking place throughout the day and featuring mainly free showcase performances from local entertainment groups, as well as stands and stalls from community organisations, plus buskers, street performances, novelties and who knows what. Comedy Club Grand Finalé In the evening, starting at 7.00pm, the doors, the bar, the hotfood vendors and the Hall building will re-open for live top-class stand up comedy from Red Card Comedy Club, featuring three fabulous members of the comedy scene, compered by the multi-award winning explorer, presenter, author and comedian TIM FITZHIGHAM. He’ll introduce master of delightfully daft but carefully crafted, perfectly timed one-liners, MARK SIMMONS, who is charmingly goofy and a great favourite at Edinburgh Fringe Festival; diminuitive former Canadian TANYALEE DAVIS, who you’ll have seen on The Last Leg, Live at the Apollo and The John Bishop Show, and who brings us her own unique perspective and somewhat racy brand of comedy, and headline act top comedian PETE FIRMIN, who combines magic and comedy to become one of the most in demand magicians working on British TV. Pete’s credits include Monkey Magic, Dirty Tricks and Darren Brown’s 3D Magic Spectacular, as well as 10 consecutive seasons at the Edinburgh Fringe and 6 solo UK tours. Tickets are only £13 each From https://www.ticketsource.co.uk/fodmh


The Rotary Club Art Exhibition

Fri 15th September, 2017

The Rotary Club Art Exhibition

The Rotary Club Art Exhibition 15th, 16th and 17th September Start time each day: 10.00am End time: Friday 10.00pm, Saturday 6.00pm and Sunday 10.00pm £5 for preview evening on the Friday Tickets on sale from beginning of August 2017 Available from Norski Noo’s Gallery, 7 George’s Yard, Nunns Way (off Cowper Road Car Park), Dereham, Norfolk NR19 2BX The telephone number is 07881 202699.