The Plantation Garden in Norwich will host music and cinema

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Norwich’s Secret Garden will come to life with screenings of live music, comedy and outdoor cinema at a new event this summer.

The Secret Garden will take place at the Plantation Garden, near Earlham Road, from Friday August 6 to Sunday August 8 and from Friday September 3 to Sunday September 5.


The Secret Garden will take place over two weekends this summer.
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Over the two weekends there are six events, with three evenings of live music, a comedy concert, and two outdoor movies.

Confirmed so far are The Foreign Locals, a duo that play everything from reggae to techno, and multi-instrumentalist and singer Lee Vann on August 6.


The Foreign Locals will be performing at the Plantation Garden this summer.

The Foreign Locals will be performing at the Plantation Garden this summer.
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There will also be a screening of the classic 1984 musical Footloose, featuring 80s acoustic music from The Avi8ors beforehand, on August 8 and the blockbuster A Star Is Born, starring Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper, will be screened. September 5.

A spokesperson for the event said: “The people who normally do outdoor cinema there are not this year and we wanted to fill that gap.


Plantation gardens on Earlham Road, Norwich.  PHOTO: ANTONY KELLY

The Plantation Garden, Norwich.
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“Seeing the place, we decided to do comedy and music too because it is such a beautiful setting.”

There will also be street vendors and a bar, with all updates on Norwich Secret Garden Facebook page and tickets go on sale April 19.


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