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Shane Hull, Chair of the Hethersett Olympic Legacy Committee, looks forward to this year's Open Weekend 

The fifth annual Hethersett Open Weekend will this year be on Saturday 5th and Sunday 6th July. This year, the programme consists of four main events: 

On Saturday 5th July at the Memorial Playing Field there will be a “Come and Try” event. The event will run from midday to 4pm and will be lead by Peter Hoult, Peter Steward, supported by Active Norfolk and a plethora of volunteers. The event will feature a number of sports to try including Archery, Football, Cricket, Cycle Speedway, Bowls and many more. There will also be a BBQ hosted by Richard Bond of Hethersett Queen's Head. 

At 10am On Sunday 6th July at the Social Club, there will once again be a multi-denominational service, lead by the Rev. Derek MacClean.   

At 11am starting from outside the Junior School, there will be the “Run the Square” fun run, with warm-up routines kindly demonstrated by Olympic Athlete Paul Evans who is also our honorary starter this year. All finishers will once again receive a commemorative medal and digital timing will be in place courtesy of the Hethersett Community Clock, which has been funded in 2014 by a kind grant from South Norfolk Council.  Thank you to Hethersett Junior School for their continuing support of this event. Entry forms will be available on-line via the Village website, Schools and from the Library at the end of May.  The usual roads will be closed to all traffic for a period of one hour from 10:45am. 

A new event on the Sunday evening is an appearance of the “Wymondham Rock Choir” in concert at St Remigius. The Choir will be supported by Hethersett Academy Choir. Tickets are £5 for adults and £2.50 for children and are available from Hethersett Library or via phone on 0790 480 2638. All proceeds will be going to the Church Fabric and Repairs Fund.   

Thank you once again to all the committee members, volunteers and community at large for their on-going support of Hethersett Open Weekends.

Entry Form for Run the Square

Click here for an entry form for the run the square event in word format.

Click here for an entry form for the run the square event in pdf format  

Wymondham Rock Choir  St Remihius Church - Sunday 6th July

Rock Choir first came to Norfolk and Suffolk in January 2012, after local musician Ian Sainsbury started five regular sessions in Norwich, Beccles and Wymondham. Rock Choir was the first amateur contemporary choir in the UK and in the space of just a few years has grown into a unique nationwide family of choirs with more than 16,000 members in over 200 local communities. Unlike traditional choirs there are no auditions and no need to read music. Rock Choir's pioneering concept gives people from all walks of life the chance to sing and perform – which for many is a life-changing experience. 

"As well as helping to improve your singing voice and health, being in Rock Choir is a great way of having fun and making new friends – plus we get to enjoy some pretty amazing experiences,” says Ian. “For our summer show last year, Wymondham Rock Choir headed to London’s O2 to join 11,500 fellow choir members! And in February this year, all our local members went to Abbey Road to record two songs – an incredible day in an iconic place.”  

Rock Choir performances often raise money for local and national charities such as EACH, Starthrowers, Epilepsy Society, Missing People and Refuge. “Across the country last year, Rock Choir members helped raise over £1 million, which is amazing!” says Ian. 

Rock Choir members have appeared on national television, including Breakfast TV, The One Show and the Paul O’Grady Show, released two top twenty albums, and broken three Guinness World Records! Rock Choir has been nicknamed 'The People's Choir' by the media, and Guy Fletcher, Chairman of the Performing Rights Society has described it as "responsible for a cultural music movement." To see more go to the rock choir web site at or telephone 01252 714 276.

Wymondham Rock Choir meets Thursdays 8 - 9:30pm at Fairland United Reform Church (and at three Norwich venues plus one in Beccles).