Any mention of The Broads and you probably start to think of boating on quiet waterways east of Norwich, passing through the reed beds searching for birds and wildlife.
Well think again!
The Broads are a fun, colourful, female singing trio who are coming to North Lodge Park, Cromer beside the cafe and boating lake, on Sunday afternoon 10th September. Join us from 2pm – 4pm for a fabulous afternoon of sing-along and perhaps, perhaps, perhaps (for all you Doris Day fans) a little dancing!
With nostalgic classics from the 40’s, 50’s and more, all sung in close harmony with a vintage vibe, come and spend a relaxing afternoon in the park by the sea while listening to The Broads. The tearoom is open all day from 10am serving hot and cold drinks plus a delicious array of home made cakes and Norfolk ice cream.
We look forward to seeing you there !
This year we have teamed up again with Coast Arts and Rock the Lobster to bring an Open Mic to the park at the start of Cromer carnival week.
ROCK THE LOBSTER will be in North Lodge Park, Cromer, giving performance artists a chance to perform.
The day is to enable local performers gain experience, improve their skills and, perhaps most importantly, enjoy themselves! There will be 15 minute sessions across the afternoon giving amateur performers a chance to demonstrate their talents and to give novices of all ages an opportunity to shine. If you wish to perform please bring your instrument(s) and back line, if required.
Come along to participate, or just bring a picnic and chill out while supporting the performers.
If you want to book a slot to perform, email firstname.lastname@example.org or just turn up on the day.
ROCK THE LOBSTER is a voluntary group that runs a regular open mic promoting all performing arts (including: live music, poets, magicians, dancers, etc). We are funded entirely by sponsorship and donations. RtL aims to give amateur performers a chance to demonstrate their talents and to give novices and children a go. This enables local performers to gain experience, improve their skills and, perhaps most importantly, enjoy themselves! RtL have two regular evenings; usually on the first and third Thursdays of the month. Please check our website rockthelobster.com for details.
Date for your diary
Don’t forget our annual public meeting is on Wednesday 22nd March at 7.30 in the Community hall on Garden Street. Come and meet other supporters of North Lodge Park and discuss the Park and what you want to see over the coming year.
As a registered charity we’re entering a new phase in the life of the Friends. As well as needing volunteers for the day to day running of the group (and helping in the cafe and gardens) we’re looking for trustees who are specialists in their field – such as fundraisers, planners, and administrators – to help us take the charity forward. If you are interested and would like to give time and expertise to the charity please let us know.
AUGUST 13th | Midday to 4
North Lodge Park, Cromer
Part picnic; part carnival; part DIY music. All afternoon fun.
ROCK THE LOBSTER will be in North Lodge Park, Cromer, giving performers a chance to, well, perform. The day is to enable local performers gain experience, improve their skills and, perhaps most importantly, enjoy themselves! There will be 15 minute sessions across the afternoon giving amateur performers a chance to demonstrate their talents and to give novices of all ages an opportunity to shine.
Full details and booking at coastarts.co.uk
Dance Night with the dancer and psychologist Peter Lovatt, aka Dr Dance.
Sunday 31 July 19:00-21:00 | North Lodge Park, Cromer | Free
Do you want to know how swing frees up memory and tango triggers creativity? Are you burning to learn how barn dancing boosts puzzle-solving powers, ballroom hormones influence social identity and hardcore rave relates to intimate attraction? Have you ever wondered why tango is tricky or the macarena feels easy? Why improvisation is awkward and dancing with friends, funny?
In this special night in North Lodge Park, Cromer, Dr Peter Lovatt will teach us the basic moves for a range of dances to get us dancing, while sharing what he knows from his research into how different moves affect our bodily chemistry creativity and emotions. It’s dancing but not what you expect.
Whether you’re a total dance novice who’s never been near a tea dance or an experienced Latin mover you’ll learn new moves and discover the surprising science behind them.
Join us for a fun and enlightening dance night. Part dance; part information. All fun. All free.
Suitable for all the family. Even reluctant dancers will soon be moving like never before.
Note: the café will be closed so please bring your own picnic / refreshments
Free OPEN AIR THEATRE to Cromer.
Stiles and Drewe’s
Goldilocks and the Three Bears
Saturday 23 July, 1pm at North Lodge Park, Cromer
Open Air Theatre | Teddy Bears’ Picnic | Activities
Open Air Theatre
Goldilocks, on a trip into the forest, ventures into a seemingly uninhabited house. In the process of making herself feel at home, she turns the place into a gigantic mess! Little does she know that the house belongs to a family of three bears, who will not be too pleased to witness her handiwork.
With music and lyrics by the famed award-winning West-End musical theatre song writing duo (including Mary Poppins) George Stiles and Anthony Drewe, Goldilocks and the Three Bears reminds children not to fiddle with the belongings of others, lest there be consequences to bear.
This production is directed by Arts North Norfolk’s own Joseph Ballard and will feature some familiar faces as the well-known characters. Bring along your teddy bear for the Best Dressed Bear Competition – and don’t forget your picnics, blankets and chairs!
Music by George Stiles
Book and Lyrics by Anthony Drewe
This production is presented by arrangement with Josef Weinberger Ltd.
Running time: 1 hour
Suitable for all ages, families and children. It is an energetic musical with catchy songs.
This production, which received fantastic reviews when it premiered at Easter at the Atrium Theatre, is presented by Arts North Norfolk in partnership with Coast Arts and Friends of North Lodge Park.
There will be facepainting, teddy bear competitions, and other activities so come and relax for the afternoon.
Bring a teddy bear, picnic, blanket and chairs!
On Saturday 28th November The Walker Brothers of Norfolk will be singing in North Lodge Park!
This talented group of singers will be entertaining us with songs from the 40’s through to the 70’s, as well as excerpts from well known Musicals. So if you fancy a bit of the Beach Boys, a dose of Dean Martin or a taste of the Temptations then you know where to come!
This is a free event and we do suggest that you wrap up warm as the band will be playing outside in a marquee next to the cafe (where delicious cake awaits!) The fun all starts at 2pm