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Life On The Water

1 March 2017

One of the most unique and well-known areas of Norfolk (and there are plenty to choose from!) is the Broads National Park, an amazing man-made network of rivers, waterways, and canals which cover 125 miles and flows through beautiful countryside as well as picturesque towns and villages. A name synonymous with this National Park is Herbert Woods; they’ve had a presence on the Broads for over 9 centuries! Here’s their story…

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Live Like A Queen

1 March 2017

Norfolk has a long tradition of attracting royalty, and there are plenty of places worth visiting to enjoy that royal feeling - without the royal price tag!

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The Tannery: From Tuscany to Norfolk

1 March 2017

Last year The Tannery celebrated its 10 Year Anniversary of trading in Norfolk, and recently the shop moved to larger premises in the Norwich Lanes, so to celebrate we chatted to the company’s directors, Ian and Lindsay Furniss, about the shop’s amazing evolution and the adventure that sourcing their wonderful stock takes their buyers on.

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5 Things To Do This Week

1 March 2017

Here are our favourite things to do this week (in no particular order) to keep everyone entertained!

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Norfolk & Norwich Festival 2017 Revealed

23 February 2017

If 17 days (12 – 28 May) of jam-packed with amazing theatre, circus, live music, literature, exhibitions, free outdoor spectaculars and much more sounds right up your street, then Norwich is the place to be this May.

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7 Things To Do This Week

22 February 2017

There’s plenty happening this week, so we’ve selected seven highlights (in no particular order):

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Inmate’s Initials & Prison Cells – The Chequered History of The Bridewell

22 February 2017

One of the most iconic buildings in Norwich – the Bridewell – has a rather fascinating history…

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Walking Stories: The Norwich Shoe Industry

21 February 2017

Norwich is famed for many things: Colman’s Mustard, our amazing (at times) Football Club and, whether you love or loathe him, Alan Partridge! But something which people don’t always associate with Norwich (but really should) is shoes… high heels, kitten heels, boots and brogues; at some point over the years they would all have been made right here in Norwich!

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Celebrate National Random Acts of Kindness Day!

16 February 2017

Mark Twain said ‘Kindness is a language which the deaf can hear and the blind can see’…

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7 Things To Do This Week

15 February 2017

Here are 7 fun things to do in Norwich and Norfolk this week - from theatre and guided tours to music from around the world and lantern workshops, we've got it covered!

Image: Happisburgh Lighthouse at night, photographed by Shaun Reynolds

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Norwich Art Story: Paul Nash

14 February 2017

One of the greatest landscape artists of the 20th century, Paul Nash, has an interesting story behind his pioneering career, and his love for landscapes was inspired by the wilds of North Norfolk (and there’s no better inspiration than our beautiful county, we think!)

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The Norwich Baby House...

14 February 2017

Know what a Baby House is? Well, Strangers’ Hall in Norwich has one of the earliest (18th c.) surviving Baby Houses of its kind - incredibly detailed and meticulously assembled too. Baby houses pre-date the all familiar popular children’s toy – the Dolls House.

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Put A Spring In Your Step With The Boudicca Way!

14 February 2017

Here’s a story of bravery and battle, which took place right here in Norfolk thousands of years ago!

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Casanova Uncovered: a true story in a new ballet

7 February 2017

Casanova wasn’t just a legendary lover; he had real substance, you know! With so many other talents under his belt he would no doubt have been horrified to know his legacy today largely focuses on his womanising ways...

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The (Seal) Matrix: An Ancient Tale Of Romance

7 February 2017

Here’s a romantic and inspiring story which has sprung from an unexpected source: the discovery of an ancient gold seal matrix in Norfolk.

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Get a feel for the Amazon...

6 February 2017

If you want to feel like you’ve stepped straight into South America without straying from Norfolk, Amazona Zoo is the place to be!

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Planning Ahead: 10 Things To Do During Half Term

5 February 2017

Get yourselves organised – next week it’s half term, so there’s plenty going on in and around Norwich. Too many activities to list, actually, so we’ve selected our top family-friendly highlights:

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Introducing Mr Jack Valentine!

31 January 2017

Here in Norfolk we have a rather unique and interesting tradition for that day (Valentine’s) that everyone either loves or hates! Read on for the story of Jack Valentine…

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Stay & Play from £75 for two!

31 January 2017

We’ve selected 5 cosy places to stay and paired them with the perfect activity. We take you from a city break in Norwich to a ‘great outdoors’ overnighter in the Broads National Park (in a beautiful country house hotel, of course!)...

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Five Things To Do This Week

31 January 2017

Here's five great things to do this week, from  incredible music to award-winning curries!

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WIN 4 TICKETS TO THE NATIONAL WINTER ALES FESTIVAL

25 January 2017

With the hugely exciting news that the National Winter Ales Festival will be held in Norwich this year (and the next two!), prepare to be even more excited – because we’ve got 4 exclusive tickets for a group of you to enjoy if you are the lucky winner!

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2017: Fabulous Festivals

24 January 2017

2017 is looking set to be a year full of fantastic, fabulous festivals: retro 80’s music, classical and every music genre in between, plus literary celebrations honing in on current authors and those from other centuries - including a 4-day crime fest where murder is on everybody’s mind! Ale, historic buildings, performance, contemporary circus, art... here’s our favourites - this is your ultimate festival planner for the year ahead!

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6 things to do this week

24 January 2017

Here are this week's picks of the best things to see and do - from amazing puppetry and beautiful ballet right through to enjoying a glass of bubbly with your cake, there's something for everyone!

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Snowdrop Season

23 January 2017

The transition from winter into spring is a beautiful time, particularly in Norfolk. There’s something rather breath-taking about the way the landscape looks in the chillier months – and none more so than the wonderful gardens at Raveningham, where Snowdrop Season will be celebrated throughout February.

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Fantastic February Stays

23 January 2017

Make the most of Half Term and Valentine's Day, or just book a spontaneous trip away; Norwich has some lovely hotels, B&Bs and self-catering properties to relax and unwind in. Once you're here, head out for some food and make sure you make the most of Norwich's brilliant shopping offer.

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Win a Spa Break at Sprowston Manor!

18 January 2017

What could be better after a hectic couple of months that a trip to a spa with someone you absolutely love – and we don’t just mean a partner, we also mean partner- in- crime! The one person whom you can completely depend upon, the best friend you cannot do without...

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6 Things to do this week

18 January 2017

Here’s our roundup of six fab things to do this coming week – from Miss Marple with a twist to vintage finds!

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Half-Term is Coming...

17 January 2017

It may feel like Christmas is only just behind us, but there’s another excuse to down tools for a week (if you have kids or are a teacher, that is…): half term!

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Norwich's Literary Hero: Meir of Norwich

16 January 2017

If you have already read our 2017: The Year of the Literary Hero post last week, you'll know that 2017 is...well, the year of the literary hero! So to celebrate this we're going to bring to you, in 2017, some of our favourite and most notable Norwich 'literary heroes'. At this point we want to highlight that you don't have to be a literary wizard to enjoy our stories, you just need to enjoy a good yarn.

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