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April 2020
Monday 06

Holt & District Flower Club - EVENT CANCELLED Cancelled

7.00 pm - for 7.30 pm, Holt Community Centre. Annual Membership £42.00 Visitors £6.50. Floral Art Demonstration 'Spring Fever' by Alan Smith of Ipswich

Tuesday 07

Bounce and Rhyme Holt Library

10.30 am - 11.00 am, Holt Library. Free. Come along for some rhymes and stories. For Under 5s and their parents/carers

Wednesday 08

Craft and Chatter Holt Library

10.30 am - 12.00 pm, Holt Library. Free. If you fancy having a chat to others while sharing knitting tips and patterns, come along for our Knit and Knatter. Open Library access needed for this group

Tuesday 14

Bounce and Rhyme Holt Library

10.30 am - 11.00 am, Holt Library. Free. Come along for some rhymes and stories. For Under 5s and their parents/carers

Wednesday 15

Craft amd Chatter Holt Library

10.30 am - 12.00 pm, Holt Library. Free. If you fancy having a chat to others while sharing knitting tips and patterns, come along for our Knit and Knatter. Open Library access needed for this group

Thursday 16

'MY NORFOLK MY HOLT' with Julie Alford -part 2 -Holt Youth Project. Holt Library

11.00 am - 12.00 noon, Holt Library. ‘My Norfolk, My Holt’ – is about the contributions of individuals to the life of the community. Participants talk about the Holt and Norfolk they know and love; how it was when they first knew it, and how it is now, both from a personal and a professional point of view. Booking is essential as space is limited. The event is free but donations to the library are welcome. Tea and coffee are available.

Thursday 16

Orpheus in the Underworld Gresham's School Auden

7.30 pm nightly on 16th,17th, 18th April, Auden Theatre. North Norfolk Chamber Opera presents Offenbach's most popular comic opera, Orpheus in the Underworld, in an hilarious new production directed by Paul Hands, conducted by Mark Jones. The Greek mythological gods and goddesses are all behaving disgracefully, and what the Hades is going on between Orpheus and his Mrs. - Eurydice? This disreputable romp contains some lively and familiar melodies including the famous Galop Infernal, better known as the Can-Can. £15

Tuesday 21

Bounce and Rhyme Holt Library

10.30 am - 11.00 am, Holt Library. free. Come along for some rhymes and stories. For Under 5s and their parents/carers

Wednesday 22

Craft and Chatter Holt Library

10.30 am - 12.00 pm, Holt Library. Free. If you fancy having a chat to others while sharing knitting tips and patterns, come along for our Knit and Knatter. Open Library access needed for this group

Wednesday 22

Timbre Trio Gresham's School Auden

7.30 pm, Auden Theatre. Three talented young musicians come together to make up the Timbre Piano Trio. Pianist Jâms Coleman as soloist, Cellist Laura van der Heijden won the BBC Musician of the Year competition in 2012 and is very special emerging talent, while third member, clarinetist Benjamin Mellefont regularly plays as Guest Principal with several major orchestras as well as juggling a successful solo and teaching career as conservatoire level. Programme to include: Beethoven Cello Sonata in G minor No.2, Op.5 No.2 and Brahms Sonata for Clarinet and Piano in E-flat major Sonata Op. 120, No. 2 £20

Thursday 23

Helen McDermott at Holt Library Holt Library

11 am - 12 pm, Holt Library, Church Street, Holt. A talk by Helen McDermott, radio and television presenter. Refreshments provided. Booking essential, at Holt Library. £3.00

Friday 24

‘Arts Forum’ - Song-Writing The Venue

Arrive 6.30 for a 7.00 pm start, finish around 9.30 pm. Holt Community and Arts Centre. A series of monthly focused discussions/interviews with a person involved in some significant way in the arts. There will be time available, at the end of the interview to ask questions, have a drink, mingle, make new contacts, and share thoughts and ideas. Chris Moorhouse (singer song-writer and leader of The Lighters) discussing song-writing, illustrated by songs 7.00 – 8.30pm, followed by a short concert show-casing his work from 8.30 – 9.30pm. Bar open. Free but donations welcome.

Tuesday 28

Bounce and Rhyme Holt Library

10.30 am - 11.00am, Holt Library. Free. Come along for some rhymes and stories. For Under 5s and their parents/carers

Wednesday 29

Craft and Chatter Holt Library

10.30 am - 12.00 pm, Holt Library. Free. If you fancy having a chat to others while sharing knitting tips and patterns, come along for our Knit and Knatter. Open Library access needed for this group

May 2020
Friday 01

Evening Crime Book Group Holt Library

5.30 pm - 6.30 pm, Holt Library. Free (small charge to request books). If you enjoy a good mystery or crime story and would be interested in joining this book club, please let a member of staff know who will provide you with a copy of the current book being read. The group will meet on the following Fridays : Further dates to follow. For further information contact the library.

Saturday 02

The Nick Ross Orchestra - The Glen Miller & Rat Pack Era Gresham's School Auden

7.30 pm, Auden Theatre. Recapture the sounds of a bygone era as the Nick Ross Orchestra presents ‘an unmissable evening of music and song’ – the Classic Big Band Sound of the 1940s & 50s. £21, concessions £19

Monday 04

Holt & District Flower Club - EVENT CANCELLED Cancelled

7.00 pm -for 7.30 pm, Holt Community Centre, Annual Membership: £42.00 Visitors free this month! Floral Art Demonstration 'Flower of Scotland' by Fiona Harrison of Harpenden.

Friday 08

StART CONCERTS 2020 - Alissa Firsova (solo piano) StART

3.00 pm, Gresham's Prep School

Saturday 09

StART CONCERTS 2020 Alissa Firsova (solo piano) StART

6.30 pm, St Andrews Church, Holt

Wednesday 13

Vintage Film - EVENT CANCELLED Event cancelled

2pm - 5pm, Holt community Centre. Attendance free. Donations welcome.

Friday 15

Arts Forum - the importance of art, painting and art education The Venue

Arrive 6.30 for a 7.00pm start, finish around 9.00pm. Holt Community and Arts Centre A series of monthly focused discussions/interviews with a person involved in some significant way in the arts. There will be time available, at the end of the interview to ask questions, have a drink, mingle, make new contacts, and share thoughts and ideas. A discussion about the importance of art, painting and art education with Sara Freakley (painter and teacher) and John Midgley (Painter and teacher) Bar open. Entry free but donations welcome.

Thursday 21

'MY NORFOLK MY HOLT' - Sarah Tribe. Love Holt,Town Councillor, Plant-Up-TheTown and Byfords. Holt Library

11.00 am - 12.00 noon, Holt Library. ‘My Norfolk, My Holt’ – is about the contributions of individuals to the life of the community. Participants talk about the Holt and Norfolk they know and love; how it was when they first knew it, and how it is now, both from a personal and a professional point of view. Booking is essential as space is limited. The event is free but donations to the library are welcome. Tea and coffee are available.

Friday 29

Miniature Donkeys for Wellbeing

2 pm - 3 pm, Kelling Hospital. Free. This is the second year that we are bringing the gentle and friendly miniature donkeys to Kelling Hospital. This mood boosting donkey visit helps both patients and staff with their wellbeing.

Friday 29

Wine & Cheese Party

6.30 pm - 8.30 pm, Blackthorn Lodge, Letheringsett Hill. £10 per person. The Friends of Kelling Hospital Wine and Cheese Party hosted by Yvonne Pointen is a great way to help raise funds for Kelling Hospital. It won’t be too fancy or intimidating, and if you’re not a wine person have no fear - soft drinks are available.

June 2020
Monday 01

Holt & District Flower Club Holt Community Centre

7.00 pm for 7.30 pm, Holt Community Centre. Annual Membership: £42.00 Visitors £6.50 Floral Art Demonstration 'Imagine' by Lee Berrill of Northampton.

Thursday 18

'MY NORFOLK MY HOLT' with Michael Hill 'Life beyond 18' (part 2) Holt Library

11.00 am - 12.00 noon, Holt Library. ‘My Norfolk, My Holt’ – is about the contributions of individuals to the life of the community. Participants talk about the Holt and Norfolk they know and love; how it was when they first knew it, and how it is now, both from a personal and a professional point of view. Booking is essential as space is limited. The event is free but donations to the library are welcome. Tea and coffee are available. Michael is a local businessman and past local Councillor.

Friday 19

Arts Forum - The role of art galleries The Venue

Arrive from 6.30 for a 7.00 pm start, finish around 9.00pm. Holt Community and Arts Centre. A series of monthly focused discussions/interviews with a person involved in some significant way in the arts. There will be time available, at the end of the interview to ask questions, have a drink, mingle, make new contacts, and share thoughts and ideas. A discussion about the role of art galleries in the support, production and sale of art – with Tess Ainley (Tess Ainley Gallery), Colin Rawlings (Red Dot Gallery) and Adrian Hill (The Adrian Hill Gallery).

July 2020
Wednesday 15

The Great Cornish Cream Tea Gresham's Britten Building

2.00 pm - 4.30 pm, Britten Building, Gresham's School, Old Cromer Road, Holt NR25 6EA. £10 donation per person. Whether you’re jam or cream first (there is only one answer), almost everybody loves a cream tea. Join 'The Friends of Kelling Hospital' for the perfect chance to indulge and catch up over a cuppa, knowing the money raised will go to the help the patients and staff at your community hospital.

Friday 24

Arts Forum - subject to be confirmed The Venue

Arrive 6.30 for a 7.00pm start, finish around 9.00pm. Holt Community and Arts Centre. A series of monthly focused discussions/interviews with a person involved in some significant way in the arts. There will be time available, at the end of the interview to ask questions, have a drink, mingle, make new contacts, and share thoughts and ideas. tbc Bar open. Entry free but donations welcome.

Thursday 30

MY NORFOLK MY HOLT' with Charles Pugh (former artistic drector of the Holt Festival) Holt Library

11.00 am - 12.00 noon, Holt Library. ‘My Norfolk, My Holt’ – is about the contributions of individuals to the life of the community. Participants talk about the Holt and Norfolk they know and love; how it was when they first knew it, and how it is now, both from a personal and a professional point of view. Booking is essential as space is limited. The event is free but donations to the library are welcome. Tea and coffee are available.

August 2020
Monday 03

Holt & District Flower Club Community Centre

7.00 pm for 7.30 pm, Holt Community Centre. Club Members: £8.00 Visitors: £15.00 - to include buffet and drinks. Open Meeting with National Demonstrator Gill McGregor of Goffs Oak, Hertfordshire entitled 'Flight of Fancy'

September 2020
Thursday 17

MY NORFOLK MY HOLT' with Duncan Baker (MP) Holt Library

11.00 am - 12.00 noon, Holt Library. ‘My Norfolk, My Holt’ – is about the contributions of individuals to the life of the community. Participants talk about the Holt and Norfolk they know and love; how it was when they first knew it, and how it is now, both from a personal and a professional point of view. Booking is essential as space is limited. The event is free but donations to the library are welcome. Tea and coffee are available.

Saturday 19

Fundraising at Holt 1940’s Weekend- Friends of Kelling Hospital 1940's Weekend

10am -5pm daily, Holt Market Square. Fundraising . The Friends have a Tombola and Hoopla stall with a chance to win a brand new soft toy. The event celebrates the wartime efforts of allied forces and the remarkable resilience shown by those who dealt with the hardships on the home front. Expect the sights, sounds and style of the ‘40s in Holt.

October 2020
Saturday 10

The second 'Holt Town Fair' UCAN

10.00 am - 4.00 pm. Holt Community and Arts Centre. An even more comprehensive opportunity to find out about the whole range of organisations, clubs and societies that are active in Holt and the surrounding area. A one-stop shop for finding out about, joining or volunteering. Free to enter. Tea, cake, bacon sandwiches and other refreshments available. Donations welcome.

Wednesday 14

Vintage film - H&DDS - film tba H&DDSG

2.00 pm - 5.00pm, Holt Community Centre. Free attendance. Voluntary donations welcome.

Thursday 15

Holt's Local Festival of Music (tbc) 15th - 18th October Local Festival of Music

Events to take place at Holt Library, St Andrews Parish Hall, Holt Primary School, Holt Community Centre and St Andrew's Church. All event details to be advised.

Thursday 15

Local Festival of Music/MNMH interview with Mark Jones Festival of Music

11.00 am - 12.00 noon, Holt Library. Interview with Mark Jones. Part of the October Holt music festival. ‘My Norfolk, My Holt’ – is about the contributions of individuals to the life of the community. Participants talk about the Holt and Norfolk they know and love; how it was when they first knew it, and how it is now, both from a personal and a professional point of view. Booking is essential as space is limited. The event is free but donations to the library are welcome. Tea and coffee are available.

Friday 16

StART CONCERT - The Lighters Local Festival of Music

Afternoon, Holt Primary School. StART Concert - 'The Lighters' Free admission, donations welcome. Part of the Holt October music festival. (more information and contacts to follow)

Friday 16

Concert - 'Soul Traders' plus others Local Festival of Music

Evening, venue tbc. Concert featuring 'Soul Traders' plus others. Free admission, donations welcome. Part of the Holt October Music Festival (more information and contacts to follow)

Saturday 17

Afternoon open rehearsal and evening concert at St Andrews. Local Festival of Music

Afternoon - St Andrews Church, Holt. Concert. 1st half - Meg Starling and friends. 2nd half - 'Come and sing' 'Faure's Requiem' part of the Holt October festival of music. (more information and contacts to follow)

Sunday 18

Concert - 'The Samphires' and friends,plus 'The Lighters' Local Festival of Music

Afternoon, St Andrews Church. Holt. Concert featuring 'The Samphires' and friends, plus 'The Lighters'. Admission free, donations welcome. Part of the Holt October music festival (more information and contacts to follow)

Friday 23

Arts Forum with Hugh Lupton, storyteller The Venue

Arrive 6.30 for a 7.00 pm start, finish around 9.00 pm. Friday 23 The Venue - Holt Community and Arts Centre. A series of monthly focused discussions/interviews with a person involved in some significant way in the arts. There will be time available, at the end of the interview to ask questions, have a drink, mingle, make new contacts, and share thoughts and ideas. Bar open. Free but donations welcome.

November 2020
Friday 06

StART CONCERTS 2020 - Veronika Shoot (piano) StART

2.00pm Holt Primary School.

Saturday 07

StART CONCERTS 2020 - Veronika Shoot (piano) StART

6.30pm, St Andrews Church, Holt

Thursday 19

'MY NORFOLK MY HOLT' with Sarah Butikofer Leader of North Norfolk District Council Holt Library

11.00 am - 12.00 noon, Holt Library. ‘My Norfolk, My Holt’ – is about the contributions of individuals to the life of the community. Participants talk about the Holt and Norfolk they know and love; how it was when they first knew it, and how it is now, both from a personal and a professional point of view. Booking is essential as space is limited. The event is free but donations to the library are welcome. Tea and coffee are available.

Friday 20

Arts Forum with ART POCKET ThVenue

Arrive 6.30 for a 7.00 pm start, finish around 9.00 pm. Friday 20 November The Venue - Holt Community and Arts Centre. A series of monthly focused discussions/interviews with a person involved in some significant way in the arts. There will be time available, at the end of the interview to ask questions, have a drink, mingle, make new contacts, and share thoughts and ideas. Bar open. Free but donations welcome.

December 2020
Friday 11

Arts Forum with David Morris (photographer) The Venue

Arrive 6.30 for a 7.00 pm start, finish around 9.00 pm. Friday 11 December The Venue - Holt Community and Arts Centre. A series of monthly focused discussions/interviews with a person involved in some significant way in the arts. There will be time available, at the end of the interview to ask questions, have a drink, mingle, make new contacts, and share thoughts and ideas. Bar open. Free but donations welcome.

February 2021
Friday 05

Holt's Second February Film Festival 2021 February Film Festival

Friday 5th of February - Sunday 7th inclusive. We will show 8 films over the weekend, continuing to feature and celebrate films made in or about Norfolk/East Anglia.

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