The Plantation Garden Programme of Events for 2022
We are delighted to present our programme of events for Summer 2022
Some old favourites and some new experiences for all ages
Sunday 12th June
Plantation Garden Plant Sale
10.00 am – 2.00 pm
Sunday 19 June
Sunday Afternoon Teas Begin
2.00pm – 4.00pm
Every Sunday, up to and including 12th September
Join us for Sunday afternoon tea and homemade cakes, with accompanying musicians and singers:
19 June – Ukulele Society
3 July – Tin Heart Troubadors
10 July – Musical Allsorts
17 July – Sarah Smith
24 July – Klezmerized
7 August – Colin & Malle
14 August – Sonrisa & A13 Allstars
21 August – Saxobility
28 August – Community Choir
4 September – Park Lane Singers
Will be at The Plantation Garden with a selection of herbaceous, exotic, succulent and carnivorous plants from 11.00 – 4.00pm on:
Sunday 7 August
Sunday 4 September
Sunday 26th June
Plantation Garden Presents:
Pavilion Big Band
6.00 – 8.00pm (gates open 5.30pm)
Bring your own picnic, rugs and chairs and enjoy an evening of swing music from the Gatsby era of the roaring 20s, Hollywood, Broadway and Big Band era of the 40s and 50s and beyond.
Tuesday 5th July and Wednesday 6th July
Time Will Tell Theatre Company
‘Paradise Lost and Found’
7.00 – 8.30pm (Gates open at 6.00pm)
A light-hearted costume drama telling the story so far of the Plantation Garden (and English gardens in general) is to be made available to the general public in this year’s summer programme, for the first time.
Produced by the professional theatre group Time Will Tell, the show was originally devised for school audiences with support from the Norwich Freeman’s Charity and performed by them in 2021 to great effect.
The Company will return in July with another daytime programme for participating schools, but this year the cast will remain with us on Tuesday 5th July and Wednesday 6th July to present an adapted version for a wider evening audience.
These special shows will combine the colourful story of the Garden’s Victorian origins, its collapse into ruin in the twentieth century, and its later rescue by local people, with a series of enhanced readings from classic garden literature putting it into its wider context.
Saturday 9th and Sunday 10th July
Quill & Inkling Theatre Company
‘The Prisoner of Zenda’
7.00 – 9.00pm (Gates open at 6.30pm)
The Prisoner of Zenda is a swashbuckling adventure story, packed with intrigue, shady plots, shadowy figures, sword fights and romance. Action packed fun for all the family.
Friday 15th July
Upshoot Theatre Company
‘Into the Woods’ by Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine
7.00 – 10.00pm (Gates open at 6.30pm)
Celebrating the wonderful legacy of Stephen Sondheim with a show where ‘Once upon a time’ takes on new meaning. Fairytales entwine and collide and seemingly arrive at their expected endings, and then there’s more! Suitable for the whole family.
Sunday 31st July
The Plantation Garden presents:
Kavolini String Quartet
6.00 – 8.00pm (Gates open at 5.30pm)
Bring your own picnic, rugs and chairs and enjoy an evening of classical music and current chart hits performed by this Norfolk based string quartet.
Saturday 6th and Sunday 7th August
Norwich Puppet Theatre presents:
Stel and Wes Fight the Flood
6.00 – 7.00pm
This energetic, charming and witty new family show will leave audiences feeling inspired and enthused about the natural world around them. Suitable for families with children 5+
Booking information to follow
Friday 19th August – Sunday 21st August
Picturehouse Outdoor Cinema
ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW
Fri 19 August, 19.30 12A
Sat 20 August, 19.30 U
STAND BY ME
Sun 21 August, 19.30 15
Sunday 11 September
Heritage Open Day
10.00 am – 4.00 pm
We are delighted to offer free entry to the Garden once again, for Heritage Open Day.
Music and refreshments
from 2.00pm – 5.00pm
Past events in 2022
Wednesday 18th May
Norfolk Nature Stories with Vision Norfolk and Norfolk Libraries
Listen to storytelling in beautiful, natural surroundings.
This event is open to all, but is particularly suited to those with visual impairment.
Norfolk Nature Stories is a Norfolk Library and Information Service project funded by Arts Council England, which aims to connect communities through the power of storytelling and nature.
Free event, but donations are welcome.
Please book a space by contacting Mark Smith mark,firstname.lastname@example.org by Friday 13th May.
Saturday 28th May 2022
Page Against the Machine
12.00 – 1.30pm
N&N Festival: City of Literature in partnership with the National Centre for Writing and The Book Hive
Pick a book, bring a cool drink and turn off your phone for a well-deserved detoxifying read in the beautiful Plantation Garden. Make sure to take a picture of your chosen book and reading spot, and share with us on social media using the hashtag #CityofLit22
Booking information: https://nationalcentreforwriting.org.uk/whats-on/page-against-the-machine-2/
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