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7 Things To Do This Week

21 June 2017

Summer is officially here! We've already seen several hot and sunny days as spring departed but, whether you're a sun seeker or someone who would prefer to shelter, there are plenty of great indoor and outdoor adventures to have this week
 

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Norwich Art Story: The Paston Treasure

21 June 2017

The Paston Treasure is a painting which depicts so much, in such detail, that you could gaze for hours and still not see everything before you. It tells a family’s story of great wealth, wonder and heartbreak.

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Bandstands & Beats

21 June 2017

A summer of music is rocking its way to the city, ready to get you up and dancing your way through the season. We've got concerts in the park, jazz in the gardens, ska in the fields and singing in the streets! Here’s a look at what’s going to be getting you moving from now until August. 

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School’s Almost Out: Seven Summer ideas for Family Fun

20 June 2017

If you have children you’ll know that summer holiday fever is already building. For a child, there’s nothing more exciting than seeing the weeks stretch out in front of you with no alarm clock, no uniform and no homework. For parents, it can be a little harder as we struggle to keep them busy. The good news is there is plenty to keep the whole family entertained, from racing ducks to paddling with dinosaurs!

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7 Things To Do This Week

14 June 2017

From food heaven to vintage bargains, there’s plenty going on this week – and, since this Sunday is Fathers’ Day, why not go for experiences instead by taking dad out for the day...

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Top 10 Outdoor Things To Do This Summer

14 June 2017

There are some activities that just need to be enjoyed over the summer months, and Norfolk – with its wide variety of landscapes and attractions – is the ideal location to work your way through as many of these as possible!

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10 al-fresco dining spots

12 June 2017

As soon as we see even a suggestion of sunshine, we all know it’s time to get down to the nearest beer garden or restaurant with outdoor seating, to make the most of it! Eating al-fresco is one of the many joys of summer days, so celebrate the incoming warmer weather with our top picks:

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A route through time: Marriott’s Way

12 June 2017

A few weeks ago we included Marriott’s Way as a place to walk and cycle in this post. We mentioned that it was a disused railway line – but how much do you actually know about the story of the railway in our region?

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The Assembly House: High Society, High School & Army Camouflage

6 June 2017

This Grade I listed building wasn’t always the beautiful place to eat, drink, socialise and stay at that it is today. Over the years it has been used for a number of reasons, and hosted a number of events. Regardless, we can all agree that it is a truly amazing piece of architecture...

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7 Things To Do This Week

5 June 2017

There are 7 ways to pass the time this week, whether you feel like enjoying live music or taking a fun and informal art class at the Castle - plus plenty more options to pick from...

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The month ahead in pictures: June

5 June 2017

There's plenty to see and do this month in Norwich - and here are some of our favourite snaps to demonstrate this!

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LITERARY HERO: ANNA SEWELL (BLACK BEAUTY)

2 June 2017

Anna Sewell is one of our highly esteemed ‘Norfolk literary heroes’. She was the author of Black Beauty which went on to sell 50 million copies to date, all over the world. Her novel also had a huge influence on horse welfare and paved the way for many reforms in the subsequent years.

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Five City Cultural Surprises

31 May 2017

Norwich is full of surprises – from quirky bars and boutiques to pretty open spaces you didn’t expect to find right there – but some of the best surprises this city has to offer are its cultural ‘gems’. The places which have, mostly, been here for years and years, but which still surprise visitors and locals alike…

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A Walk A Week!

31 May 2017

It strengthens your heart, helps you lose weight and tone up, keeps you feeling fit and energised, boosts your vitamin D levels…

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Cooking The Norfolk Way!

31 May 2017

We all know Norfolk is stuffed full of incredible places to eat, from brasseries and fine dining to cafés and food to enjoy on the go. This reflects the county’s excellent reputation for quality produce - sometimes, though, we wish we could recreate some of their classic dishes at home. Enter: The Norfolk Cookbook! We’ve got a copy to give away to one lucky winner…

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10 THINGS TO DO THIS WEEK: THE HALF TERM EDITION

30 May 2017

With half term in full swing this week, there’s plenty to keep kids (and adults, for that matter) occupied. We’ve selected some of our favourite events, activities and things to do for the rest of this week and into the next...

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Not just Afternoon Tea... CHOCOLATE Afternoon Tea!

25 May 2017

We headed over to Park Farm Hotel to try their brand new 'chocolate afternoon tea' - and it certainly didn't disappoint! Read on to find out more...

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Great Things Come In Small Packages & WIN a Fathers' Day gift worth £265!

24 May 2017

Big is not always better, you know! Norwich has plenty of vibrant businesses which are small but perfectly formed, covering shops, cafes, restaurants, hotels and much more.

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THE SHAKESPEARE FESTIVAL IS BACK + WIN 2 TICKETS

23 May 2017

Back at Norwich Cathedral following many years of roaring success (and depending on the play, roaring laughter too), the ever popular Shakespeare Festival returns for 2017, on Friday 14 & Saturday 15 July. This year the Lord Chamberlain’s Men will perform, to its true hilarious potential, Shakespeare’s much-loved farce The Comedy of Errors.

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Wymondham Music Festival: Our Guide...

23 May 2017

A fun, lively mish-mash of musical events spanning various genres awaits at the annual Wymondham Music Festival. The line-up comprises of 16 days of musical fun, with events spanning a range of genres and styles and suitable for a variety of tastes and ages – it’s not just for adults! There’s so much going on, in fact, that we’ve compiled a handy guide to help you plan…

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7 Things To Do This Week

23 May 2017

With Half Term fast approaching we’ve highlighted some of our favourite things to do over the coming week. Whatever your tastes, there’s something here – from booze and pub trails to string bands and dinosaurs!

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NNF17: Our Festival Experience

18 May 2017

The Norfolk & Norwich Festival is well and truly in full swing, and we've seen some amazing spectacle all over the city! So we've picked a few of our highlights so far to give you 'our festival experience'...

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An illuminating spa trip at The Norfolk Mead

18 May 2017

The Norfolk Mead is well known for providing a luxury, boutique experience only 6 miles from Norwich, but how do its spa rooms compare? I went to find out…

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Swallows & Amazons & Norfolk!

17 May 2017

With the 50th anniversary of Arthur Ransome’s death this year, we celebrate his wonderful novel – Swallows and Amazons – which has captured the imaginations of so many over the years, and has its own very special link with Norfolk…

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You're Invited To The Party...

16 May 2017

Norfolk & Norwich Festival - the largest arts festival in the East of England and in the top 4 in the UK – is currently in full swing, offering street theatre, visual arts, Spiegeltent fun, plenty of dance, music and circus skills. The festival brings outrageous, unique and moving performances from around the world for 17 non-stop heady days, and the festival’s Tarmac Outdoor programme presents a range of fabulous free events throughout the festival programme.

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Where To Eat During Half Term

16 May 2017

Because we’re spoiled with so many fantastic places to eat in Norwich, as the end of May half term holiday fast approaches we’ve compiled a list of our favourite places to enjoy some delicious food in. So whether you fancy something that will have options for all the family or a menu with a little more pizzazz, there’s a place to enjoy here in Norwich!

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8 things to do this week

16 May 2017

Here's 8 fun things to do this week, ranging from guided walks in the open air to incredible international acts from around the world. It's all happening in Norwich this week!

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The Movies Come to Norwich Cathedral!

10 May 2017

Filming for star-studded film Tulip Fever took over Norwich Cathedral a few years ago, and with the film scheduled for release - in August this year – we chat to Philip Thomas, the Cathedral Estates Manager, about the Cathedral’s popularity as a movie location and what happens when film crews invade!

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Five Strong Women & A Cause

9 May 2017

From improving animal welfare to prison reforms, we’re incredibly proud of these five Norwich women’s legacies which have impacted so much on the rest of the country. Here are their stories...

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Celebrate World Cocktail Day in Norwich!

9 May 2017

This is your 4 day advance warning - World Cocktail Day is Saturday 13th May - hurrah! Brush down your glad rags and get ready for some serious ‘research’ into the heady world of mixology. It’s dirty, it’s glamorous, and it’s the weekend!

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