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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

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. 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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6 Things To Do This Week

8 May 2017

From exhibitions to comedy to tasting bubbly, we've got a great selection of things to keep you entertained this week...

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Five Go On An Adventure in Norwich

3 May 2017

There’s plenty of entertainment and fun in The Famous Five, a much-loved British children’s series which featured in many of our childhoods! The series centred around Georgina (aka George) and her cousins Julian, Dick and Anne – and, of course, Timmy the dog! In a nod to the popularity and success of this series in its 75th year, we’ve created the ultimate guide (and we’ve had some fun here ourselves!) to having a truly Famous Five experience in Norwich…

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Crime & Punishment: The Walking Tour

3 May 2017

Although there’s no end of brilliant walking tours you can join from outside The Forum, we fancied creating our own walking tour, centred on one of those grisly subjects that fascinate so many: crime & punishment! And Norfolk has its fair share of history linked to the theme of capital (and, in the case of witches, spiritual) punishment! Even better, you can still visit and see most of these places of interest, so let the (self-guided) tour begin!

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The Month Ahead in Pictures: May

2 May 2017

Here's a selection of our favourite images which show some of the great things to see and do this month! (Hint - there'll be quite a few amazing images from the Norfolk & Norwich Festival, of course!)...

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8 Things To Do This Week

2 May 2017

Celebrate the fact that May has arrived with some fun things to do – there’s literature, there’s music, and there’s a sprinkle of vintage thrown in too!

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Nelson-themed Things To Do

26 April 2017

“I am a Norfolk man and I glory in being so!” To celebrate Norwich Castle Museum & Art Gallery’s fantastic exhibition this summer all about Norfolk’s home-grown hero, Admiral Lord Nelson, we’ve selected our favourite ‘Nelson-themed things to do’!

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CHEF BAINBRIDGE ON FORAGING & FOOD FAVOURITES!

26 April 2017

Small but perfectly formed, with menus featuring exceptional local ingredients, Benedicts is about more than just food – it’s about the whole experience. Owner and head chef, Richard Bainbridge, chats to us about how he selects his suppliers, foraging for food, and more… in his own words.

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10 Things To Do This Week: Bank Holiday Edition

25 April 2017

With plenty of attractions open once again for the 2017 season and some fab events this week, there’s plenty to do – particularly with the imminent bank holiday!

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A train for every occasion!

24 April 2017

With steam trains, miniature railways and even a rideable mini train, there’s plenty in Norfolk to entertain anyone with an interest in this mode of transport!

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Magritte's Lost Painting... Found in Norwich!

19 April 2017

issing piece of a famous - but seemingly long-lost - painting by multi-million pound artist René Magritte was found last year hidden underneath another piece of work, right here in Norwich!

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Stay & See: top picks for 2 bank holidays!

19 April 2017

We’ve selected our top picks for the two May bank holidays, pairing together where to stay and what to do to create the perfect weekend!

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BE IN WITH A SPORTING CHANCE IN OUR GREAT COMPETITION!

19 April 2017

It's not all about culture; we’re lucky enough to have plenty of opportunities for a spot of sporting fun! Here’s a few ways to get involved in sport and have fun at the same time, plus the opportunity to win Norfolk Big Rugby Weekend tickets and a crate of beer!

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7 Things To Do This Week

18 April 2017

From comedy and zombies to art and crazy golf, we’ve got your week covered! Here are our highlights…

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Norwich's Pub Stories...

11 April 2017

We love a good story, and we’re a nation who (on the whole) love our pubs! So, with the arrival of Norwich City of Ale towards the end of May, we’ve selected a few of our favourite pubs in Norwich so we can tell you their stories!

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Introducing writer, philosopher & polymath - Sir Thomas Browne

11 April 2017

To continue our celebration of literary heroes from the area, we turn our attention to writer, philosopher, and polymath Sir Thomas Browne. Whether you’re quite well-informed or barely know who he is, here’s his story in a nutshell…

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DISCOVER ART IN THE WAVENEY VALLEY

11 April 2017

Art lovers, listen up! We know there’s a plethora of amazing venues in the city where you can see excellent examples of art (think Norwich Castle Museum & Art Gallery, Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts, The Forum, The Undercroft, The Gallery in the Lanes, Castle Fine Art, Fairhurst Gallery, and many more). But if you fancy a change of scenery then we have a perhaps lesser-known gem for you: The Harleston & Waveney Art Trail.

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