Norwich - City of Stories

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

19 April 2017

A missing 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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Easter Things To Do This Week!

11 April 2017

So Easter Half Term continues, and that means plenty of us are still looking for great ways to entertain the whole family. We’ve picked out our top Easter-themed things to do this week – so gather up the family to celebrate Easter and get planning!

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PROPER HAMBURGERS & GANGNAM FRIES…

5 April 2017

There’s a new burger joint in ‘town’: Byron Hamburgers has officially arrived! 

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OUTDOOR ART: NORWICH'S BLANK CANVASES!

4 April 2017

Norwich has an abundance of art to explore and uncover, proudly displayed not only in museums and galleries but now also on ‘blank canvases’ - buildings with bare walls which, when combined with exciting and vibrant murals, are the ideal way to bring art to the masses!

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PLENTY OF FUN AT PLEASUREWOOD!

3 April 2017

The region’s largest rollercoaster rubs shoulders with log flumes, family rides and plenty more, so if you’re after thrills and plenty of fun, Pleasurewood Hills is the place to go!

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The Month Ahead - in Pictures

3 April 2017

Here are some of our favourite images which depict some of the great things to see and do this month; take a look and be inspired!

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It's Pillow Time!

3 April 2017

1 April may have been International Pillow Fight Day, but we don't think that's the best use of a fluffy, comfy pillow. So we’ve compiled our list of favourite places to stay with bedding that’s lovely and luxurious!

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A Guide To Norwich Attractions

28 March 2017

Spanning hundreds of years and providing a variety of entertainment (and – dare we say it – educational information), visiting some of Norwich’s favourite attractions provide the perfect day out for a range of ages. If you have a few days to spend in Norwich you can easily fill them with visits to these attractions, so we’ve put together some suggestions – do them all, or take your pick!

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7 Things To Do This Week

28 March 2017

This week there’s plenty to keep you entertained, with lots of opportunities to celebrate the lighter evenings and (hopefully) sunnier weather. Our top picks this week include boat trips, comedy, puppet shows, theatre and much more!

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Top Easter Events

28 March 2017

Easter might mean school holidays and plenty of family-friendly events, but there are also plenty of things going on for adults, too. We’ve selected our favourite Easter events so you can get planning – starting next week, right through to Easter weekend itself!

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Norwich History in a Nutshell!

28 March 2017

Norwich is a city filled with ancient streets and alleyways, beautiful heritage sites and plenty of stories. So here’s a whistle-stop history lesson - brief but hopefully informative - taking us from the days of the Icenis through to the present day.

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Norwich Art Story: Rana Begum

23 March 2017

If you’ve ever wandered up to the Sainsbury Centre for Visual Art’s mezzanine area, you’ll know that its unique and interesting structure makes it a fantastic space for exhibitions, and it’s hosted some great work over the years. So, we’re very excited that Rana Begum’s work will be exhibited in May this year (in partnership with the Norfolk & Norwich Festival) – and not only that, but this will be her first museum show anywhere in the world!

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Learning holidays!

22 March 2017

Taking a holiday doesn’t have to be all sightseeing and stuffing yourself full of food (though we admit they are usually two of our top priorities)… why not make it about learning something new as well, be it a new skill, a new language or building on an existing ability? And Norwich has plenty of options for every interest and budget!

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Enjoy What's On Your Doorstep!

22 March 2017

Norwich and Norfolk as a whole offers a huge choice of day trips and activities, places to visit and things to experience that don’t necessarily require a long journey to get there. Whether you already live here, close by, or Norwich is your temporary ‘home’, there are many little gems you probably have never thought to visit (until now!).

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8 Things To Do This Week

22 March 2017

This week there’s plenty to do in and around Norwich, with Mothering Sunday providing lots of lovely “treat mum” days that we can all enjoy – and a few other ways to fill your week with fun activities!

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The Wine & Dine Experience at Barnham Broom

20 March 2017

Wine tasting and pairing with food is one of those elusive experiences I’ve never got to try before (sadly), so I jumped at the chance of a place at Barnham Broom’s wonderful Wine & Dine evenings!

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City Of Literature Weekend: our highlights

15 March 2017

One of our favourite parts of the Norfolk & Norwich Festival (and there are many!) is the fantastic City of Literature programme of events, and in particular the City of Literature weekend, which this year falls on 26 – 28 May.

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Easter Eats - Tea and Cake

15 March 2017

What better way to round off a day shopping / sightseeing / catching up with friends than with a slice of cake (or any sweet treat) and a lovely cup of tea (especially if you have given something up for Lent)?

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A Guide to the Norwich Lanes

15 March 2017

Here’s our guide to one of our favourite areas of Norwich: the Lanes. With its beguiling mix of boutiques, galleries, beauty salons, cafes and restaurants, there’s plenty to explore here to create a truly unique and exciting itinerary, and the entire area is very closely interlinked with easy access from one area of the Lanes to another – it’s so easily walkable, and makes for a great day (and night) out!

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6 Things To Do This Week

14 March 2017

This week there’s plenty to fill your time with. From debates and pampering to comedy and classical music, here are our highlights!

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Wild At Easter

8 March 2017

As Easter approaches it’s a great time to dust the cobwebs off your walking boots, dig out your binoculars and get outside to explore Norfolk’s beautiful countryside! 

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13 Things To Do - The Easter Edit!

8 March 2017

Easter in Norwich! Here’s our round-up of the best things to do at Easter (in no particular order). Planners at the ready for days out, kids activities, family breaks (city and coast) , behind the scenes tours, theatre, dance and outside fun.

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Easter Stories at the Puppet Theatre

8 March 2017

If there’s one place to visit this Easter to guarantee quirky and unusual entertainment for a range of ages and tastes, it’s Norwich’s fantastic Puppet Theatre.

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An Easter Farm Stay

8 March 2017

Now that spring is fast approaching it’s the perfect time to organise a trip away; think cosy cottages or B&Bs with plenty of green open spaces, and - if you fancy staying on a working farm – you might see some animals around too! Either way, make the most of the lighter evenings and warmer weather with a farm stay-style break – here are our top 3...

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