Real Ale Cider and Music Festival @ Green Dragon
May 26 @ 17:00 – May 29 @ 22:00

Music late afternoons & early evenings by:




Event organised by Green Dragon

Triple Bill @ Market Place
Jun 10 @ 11:00 – 13:00

The Brass Monkeys

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some things

some things is an ‘arresting trumpet duo’ from Norwich. They explore a wide range of original and other material as a basis for improvisation.

some things have performed at Beyond Our Kennel (the poet John Hegleys night in London), were in residence at the Vortex Downstairs during the London Jazz Festival, and more recently were part of The Triple Bill Tour, a short Arts Council-funded UK tour featuring the three bands you will hear today.

some things have also performed at various venues around Norfolk. They are currently recording their debut album. They are: Chris Dowding (trumpet & flugelhorn) and Ben Higham (trumpet & flugelhorn).



Arthur is a fiery and energetic trio from Norwich featuring Simon Youngman (saxophone), Ben Higham (tuba) and Geoff Charlton (drums).

Initially inspired by the saxophonist Arthur Blythes trio of the same line-up, they now play pieces by jazz composers such as Thelonious Monk and Herbie Nichols, original pieces and improvisations. They have recently recorded a piece for the ‘NOAM’ album, for writer and thinker Noam Chomsky.

Arthur has performed twice at the Vortex Jazz Club, at Existential Antics (a concert series curated by Ben Higham) and at various venues around Norfolk.


The Brass Monkeys

The Brass Monkeys are an improvising brass band from Norwich.  They play a joyful and free-flowing mixture of pieces, including original compositions and more obscure pieces from the jazz repertoire, by Lester Bowie, saxophonist Archie Sheep and South African trombonist Jonas Gwangwa.

They formed the climax of The Triple Bill Tour, a recent UK tour of these three bands. They have also performed at the Magdalen Street Celebration and Existential Antics (both in Norwich). They feature soloists Chris Dowding, Simon Youngman and Dave Amis, all supported and energised by Ben Highams tuba playing.

 They are:  Chris Dowding and Hugh Stanners (trumpets), Dave Amis and Pip Cartwright (trombones), Simon Youngman (saxophone), Ben Higham (tuba) and Geoff Charlton (drums). / @TheTripleBill / #TheTripleBill

Wymondham Music Festival Fortnight 2017
Jul 1 @ 11:00 – Jul 16 @ 17:00

Please check back regularily to our events diary as events are being updated.

We have five free Wymondham Market Place events from 11am to 1pm on Saturdays: June 3, 10 and 24 and July 1, and 8.




Jazz Picnic with Dixie Mix @ Becketswell Meadow, Becketswell Road
Jul 3 @ 18:00 – 21:00

wymondham music festival_jazz picnic_dixiemixSimon Nelson’s DixieMix, who famously toured with Rod Stewart, will once again be entertaining the crowds at our annual summer evening picnic, now in its 22nd year. Bring picnics, chairs and rugs. Ice cream and real coffee will be on sale.

Please use the FREE shuttle bus service from Central Hall car park from 17.45 to 21.15. The only parking available at the venue will be for disabled drivers.

Entry is free, although there will be collecting buckets at exits for donations to help defray some of the costs of this event.

Supported by Fosters Solicitors, Chapelfield Veterinary Partnership,

Tan Cars, Toilets Plus and Wymondham Lions

Jazz at the Abbey: Jo Fooks Quartet @ Wymondham Abbey, Church Street
Jul 6 @ 19:30

Jo Fooks Quartet

Jo Fooks – Sax

Ted Beaumant – Piano  (pianist in the Humphrey Lyttelton band)

Val Manix – Bass

Bobby Worth – Drums

“It led me to invite Jo Fooks into my band…I can report that in the year and-
a-half that has elapsed since then, she has developed further into a bright
star. I make no apology for singing her praises here. A brilliantly inventive player
and composer…”
Humphrey Lyttelton on BBC Radio 2 Best of Jazz

“Wow, was I in for a surprise. First Jo’s sound on tenor. Full and mellifluous with a sound that had distinct touches of the late great Zoot Sims. Both her lower and upper
registers were full and round and projected beautifully even without a microphone…
the enthusiastic crowd demanded two encores… All in all an excellent evening of
excellent jazz, with the musicians seemingly enjoying it as much as the audience.”
Don Emanuel

Supported by Peter and Margaret Colby and Angela and Les Daws




Music Themed Quiz @ Green Dragon, Church Street
Jul 6 @ 20:00
Music Themed Quiz @ Green Dragon, Church Street
Jul 13 @ 20:00
Family concert: The He Hews @ Baptist Church, Queens Street
Jul 16 @ 15:00

Norwich’s The He Hews round of Festival Fortnight
with an afternoon of ‘sophisticated silliness – from flapper to disco, with
a New Orleans Twist’ – great fun for all the family.

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Real Ale Cider and Music Festival @ Green Dragon
Aug 25 @ 17:00 – Aug 28 @ 22:00

Music late afternoons & early evenings by:

Artists to be confirmed



Event organised by Green Dragon

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