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Local Events

It’s party time again!

One of the village’s great social occasions takes place on Saturday July 6th when the annual Summer Party is launched once more at Wretham Lodge, from 7pm.

The event allows visitors to take a stroll around the National Gardens Scheme ten acres of gardens and through the main ground floor areas of the graceful Georgian former rectory.

In the dining room, the large dining table and accompanying areas hold a mouth watering finger buffet. On arrival, guests can choose between a chilled white wine and soft drinks, regularly topped up during the evening.

Since this is a fund raising event for the village church of St. Ethelbert, whose repair funds benefits from the profits, there is a raffle being held during the evening.

Wretham Lodge can be found at IP24 1RL and there is car parking opposite.

Tickets remain at £15 each and are limited in number so don’t miss out on a lovely evening. They are available now, from Eileen Kitson on 01953 498 609 or at

our latest ‘Creative Socials’ and ‘Afternoon Events’ information, as part of our Arts for Health programme for people age 50+ in Thetford.


These are free high-quality arts workshops and performances, designed to improve people’s wellbeing. All events are dementia inclusive, and carers are warmly welcome. Free refreshments are also always served.


Our ‘Creative Socials’ run at Thetford Library each month and our next ‘Afternoon Event’ will be at the Carnegie on 21st November 1-3pm and is a performance of a British detective comedy called ‘Done to Death, by Jove!’


Below is the information for all upcoming events across Breckland and our flyer is attached to this email. Please pass these onto to anyone in your network who you think might be interested. If you would like physical copies of these leaflets or posters, please let me know your address and how many you would like.

Creative Socials & Afternoon Events  


High-quality arts workshops and live events for people aged 50+ in Norfolk!  


Sessions offer an opportunity to improve wellbeing, try something new and meet others in a safe environment. 

Want to come along? 

For Creative Socials: If possible, please contact us in advance to book a place and let us know your access requirements.  

Call us on 01953 713390 or email  


For Afternoon Events: Click here to book a place in advance via Ticket Source or turn up on the day too.  


All events are free to attend with free tea and cake provided - Voluntary donations welcomed. 


Find out more… 


Keep in the loop, sign up to our monthly newsletter here or for full details of all events, visit  or for further information! 

Alone and need to talk?

Crises like the Covid 19 virus often bring out the best in people and in Wretham a local woman is happy to lend a listening ear to those who are alone and feel the need to have someone to talk to.

Sue Brown, of Church Road says “I am in my seventies and am being asked not to go out and contact other people. I cannot simply do nothing and would be perfectly happy to have people call me for a chat if they are elderly, at home alone and need someone to talk to”.

“All they need to do is give me their number and I will call them so it will not cost them. I would quite happily sit and listen to whatever anyone wanted to say if it would help them keep contact with the world outside their home”.

She wonders whether there are others in the village willing to join in her kindly scheme since the over 70s are likely to be marooned in their homes, if they take Government advice, for anything up to the next three months.

If you are alone and want to talk- or if you would like your number made available so you can join Sue in reaching out to the lonely - then call her and speak or, if necessary, leave your name and number. Her number is 07515 69 59 48.

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