Five Norfolk things to do in July

 1. The 66th King’s Lynn Festival, 17-30 July

From art writer Andrew-Graham Dixon speaking about the secrets of the Mona Lisa, to soprano Lesley Garrett and friends singing Mozart’s aria and Gershwin, the King’s Lynn Festival once again presents a varied and rich programme. Throughout July find walks, exhibitions and recitals in this beautiful medieval Hanseatic town.

www.kingslynnfestival.org.uk

2. A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Holkham Hall, 20 July

London Academy of Music & Dramatic Arts (LAMDA) brings one of Shakespeare’s best-loved comedies to the beautiful setting of the walled garden at Holkham Hall. A Midsummer Night’s Dream takes its audience on an enchanting journey from order to chaos and back again. This production has been inspired by 1950s American B-movies, bringing classic Americana to life with all of Shakespeare’s wonderful poetry, drama and imagination.

www.holkham.co.uk

3. Holt Festival, 23 – 31 July

Founded in August 2009, the Holt Festival features a range of musical performances, literature, theatre, comedy and art. Notable acts this year include, Mariola Cieniawa, a prize-winning pianist, contemporary fiction author Joanna Trollope and forensic mind reader Colin Cloud. A children’s festival will also take place from 25-29 July.

www.holtfestival.org

4. The 135th Sandringham Flower Show, Sandringham, 27 July

The Sandringham Flower Show is a firm favourite in Norfolk’s events calendar, mixing local village flower and produce competitions, trade stands, amateur and professional display gardens with a host of arena events. It is always the busiest day of the year on the estate, welcoming more than 20,000 visitors. Stake an early spot to see the visiting royals, and when you’re done head to Briarfields for a more sedate Posh Afternoon Tea.

www.sandringhamflowershow.org.uk; www.briarfieldshotelnorfolk.co.uk

5. Wildwood, live music at The Lodge, 29 July

Wildwood covers everything from The Jam to Amy Winehouse. Enjoy a rip-roaring night of live music at our buzzy venue. Book early for a table and enjoy a meal from the specials blackboard or seasonal menu.

www.thelodgehunstanton.co.uk