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Sarah Hardy looks forward to a few key events taking place in Norfolk and Suffolk in 2021

Well, with 2020 being something of a horror for events, with just about everything cancelled, hopes are running high that 2021 might be a little more enjoyable.

Sure, key events like the Royal Norfolk Show are not happening, but there are several, both old and new, in the offing – with them all offering exciting foodie options

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For a start, the new Camp Elwood at Holkham sounds fun. Running from July 26 to August 9, it is a pop up campground, with lodgings, which offers a slice of retro Americana, with workshops, live music, campfires, bars – and more. A cocktail masterclass caught my eye, for example!

You can take your own motorhome, hire a bell tent – see what suits you! 
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A one-day Sausage and Cider Festival is being held in Norwich on June 5 at a city centre venue to be confirmed. Expect live bands and DJs, a gin bar, a Prosecco bar, craft beers and lots of bangers to sample!
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Latitude, a boutique music festival held at Henham Park, near Southwold, is bouncing back this year, with many artists already announced including Lewis Capaldi, Bastille and Snow Patrol.

Running from July 22 to 25, food is a big part of the offering here, with a good mix of both national and local street food options. 
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The Thetford Forest gigs always have a lovely laid back vibe to them and this year’s line up sees Rag n Bone Man, Keane, Madness and Jess Glynne all perform – with the opening concert taking place on June 17.

While there are always a good selection of food stalls to choose from, and a well stocked bar, many people love to take their own picnic to enjoy in the woodland setting.
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The Norfolk and Norwich Festival, one of the country’s oldest arts festivals, takes place from May 14-30, with a programme especially designed for Covid times. Full details are expected in March. It’s a great opportunity to combine a show or concert with a trip to one of the city centre’s bars and restaurants – and many shows often somehow manage to include food, too.
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