15 March 2018
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It's an arts themed weekend of events, plus your chance to get involved with some free (and surprise) events for English Tourism Week!
To date, Women of the World has reached over one million people worldwide and this number is growing year on year. So far, there have been 45 festivals in 15 cities across 5 continents. Previous speakers have included Malala Yousafzai, Christine Lagarde, Salma Hayek, Annie Lennox, Gordon Brown, Julie Walters, Patrick Stewart and many more including hundreds of women and men who don't have public profiles but are working everyday to achieve gender equality Now, WOW comes to Norwich in a full and eclectic two-day programme of events.
In the second week of Makers’ Month here in Norwich, I visited Sonkai Jewellers to meet Senior Jewellery Designer Susan Blackler.
To celebrate ‘Makers Month’ at The Forum, City of Stories is talking to a different Norwich ‘maker’ each week during March. This week we spoke to Steve Lepper, co-founder of soya dairy and tofu-producers ‘Tofurei’.
It is impossible to ignore the fact that last week, Norwich Got Some Snow.
In the face of Storm Emma last week, Norwich valiantly battled the weather, to keep going for visitors and residents of the city. However in August 1912, a devastating flood brought Norwich to its knees, and turmoil to 15,000 people.
Celebrate the great thaw by putting your sensible shoes on and heading to one of Norwich's great (and varied) events this week!
In 2014, two statues at the entrance of a building on Tombland were painted bright red. The two imposing figures – Samson and Hercules – had stood guard in Tombland longer than living memory, and plans were in place to turn them a hot shade of red from their usual bright white, as their home re-opened as a lobster restaurant.
In October, VisitNorwich sent me to PrimEvil so I could write about it for this blog.
Title Image: Norwich Castle Prison, reproduced with kind permission of picture.norfolk.gov.uk
Remember the sunshine? Remember blue sky and crisp mornings where you could walk to work taking normal-person-sized strides and you didn't have to wear tights under your jeans?
There’s snow on the ground, and you might have a hot water bottle stuffed under your jumper too right now, but nonetheless, the springing of spring is just days away.
On a grey morning, as invisible drizzle fogged up my glasses and aggressive umbrellas dominated the streets, I made my way to Norwich Castle to visit their new exhibition, 'Square Box on the Hill'.
An eclectic week of activities this week, including a fabulous showstopper at OPEN, and a moment of quiet in Norwich's Cathedral.
This year, Mother's day falls on the 11th of March. With 3-ish weeks to go, if you haven't got plans already, we've got some ideas for you below (arranged by tentative chronological order for those of you who like an itinerary)!
Nestled comfortably between the river and the Cathedral, in the shadow of trees and an old flint wall, sits Norwich's oldest pub.
This March, gentle titan of illustration Quentin Blake will be exhibiting a special collection of works in Norwich's Millennium Library.
You might have seen that recently, we ran a competition to win your declaration of love projected onto Norwich castle.
Into mid-Febraury, and we don't know whether to get outside in the brisk winter sunshine, or cosy inside!
Head down to Norwich Market on any weekday lunchtime, and you will find the heart of the city. Stalls are steaming with hot food, and all sorts of people have migrated here in their free hour to pick up something to have now, or take home for later.
Travel back in time this week - visit the Victorian era, or 1997...
Sometimes, writing this blog feels like being let into a wonderful secret. I get to visit places I've never been, and see things I'd never normally see. And so it was that this week, I borrowed some sensible shoes from my housemate and headed to Raveningham Gardens, just as snow was threatening to fall, and a bin lorry was threatening to block in my car.
Back in 1783, Norwich was the backdrop for one of the most peculiar love stories his city has ever seen. This is how, in 1787, two inmates from Norwich Castle Gaol went on to become one of the founding families of modern Australia.
Norwich is home to many places to celebrate Shrove Tuesday if you:
At the beginning of December, I walked past a café where two ladies were sat outside chatting.
This week Norwich opens its arms to a whole range of arts events, be that dance, performance, photography, and music from Relight my Fire to Rachmaninov’s 2nd Piano Concerto.
2018 marks the 25th anniversary of the UEA Spring Literary Festival, and also a groundbreaking year in Norwich's lifetime as a UNESCO City of Literature.
Or how to practice for the Norwich 10k, if you're familiar with the Norfolk accent.
Title Image: The street sign welcoming you into Wiveton in North Norfolk
Dance on Friday, gritty puppets on Saturday, smooth Jazz on Sunday. What's not to love?
The event's history is in its infancy: Galentine's Day was born in 2010, from a sitcom joke (Parks and Recreation fans, anywhere?), and now it's kind of a thing.
Last weekend, after living here for over 5 years, I went to see the seals at Winterton-on-Sea, and it was just as good as everyone said it would be.
Ever wanted to know what it's like to actually save a Russian space station?
Here in Norwich, the City of Stories, there is a very unique history of Valentine’s day celebrations. To continue the tradition, this year we’re offering you a once in a lifetime opportunity to have your 'declaration of love’ projected onto Norwich Castle for the whole city - and the person you love - to see.
Since manipulate festival (lower case ‘m’) announced that it would be coming to Norwich, we’ve all been very excited indeed. manipulate visual theatre festival is produced by Puppet Animation Scotland, and this year they will be bringing a series of shows to Norwich Puppet Theatre that will showcase the artform in a way that you’ve never seen it before (unless you’re a Plan B fan, but we’ll come to that later).
After the excitement of Christmas and New Year – and unless your birthday is in January or February, it can feel like there isn’t a great deal to look forward to for the rest of the winter season.
Now that the decorations are down and there's nothing good on TV anymore, check out our list of things to do around Norwich this week!
It seems to me that everyone I’ve spoken to this year has been feeling under the weather this festive season. Each “Happy new year! Did you have a good Christmas?” has been met with a fatigued "yeah it was nice thanks but…” followed by a tragic story about how Christmas was cancelled and discarded alongside a mountain of used Kleenex and the promise of 'getting out the house for a bit’ on Boxing Day.
The area around Tombland and Elm hill is not only picture-perfect beautiful, but also home to some of the finest independent shops and cafes that Norwich has to offer.
If you're still pondering how to spend the festive season, then this list is for you!
Regretfully, we must inform you there are only 12 shopping days left before Christmas. This means there is now very little time to get your Christmas shopping done, wrap it like an adult and appear as through you are a yuletide ocean of calm.
As it’s Christmas, we thought we’d give away a little gift of our own! Readers, it’s time to get the glitter out again…
This week we’ve got some Christmas Treets, a pop up for all you ve-gannets, or an orchestral performance that will tug the heart strings (you’ll just have to compose yourself).
Country and Eastern is a very, very special place.
Did you see him?! Reports of Santa-sightings around Norwich landed on the VisitNorwich desk on Wednesday last week, and after some digging our PR people found out that he was just here for some last minute sightseeing before the beginning of December.
This week sees December arrive, and plenty of festive events for all ages happening around Norwich (and beyond!)