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Me, Myself & I (and breakfast)

18 October 2017

Have most of us seen The Holiday? If you haven’t, it’s a Christmasish type rom-com, in which our heroines Cameron Diaz and Kate Winslet swap homes over the festive season, and go on solo holidays to try and find some zen over the festive season.

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Exciting new grown up things at Norwich Puppet Theatre

18 October 2017

Walking into Norwich Puppet Theatre is like going backstage in your own childhood. It’s a beautiful, dream like place that looks and feels like magic. Puppets and fairy lights adorn the walls and ceilings all over this Grade 1 listed medieval church, which today is one of the last strongholds in the country for the 3,000 year old art of puppetry.

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8 (ish) Things to do This Week

18 October 2017

This week is such an eclectic mix of things to do, there’s something for everyone. Russia is a theme this week, with a fantastic exhibition at the Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts, and a performance by the St Petersburg Symphony Orchestra. Plus catch poetry, murder mystery, puppets and loads of free things to do at Norwich Castle!

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Our Halloween Hit-list & Best Bonfires

18 October 2017

 

We’ve all got coats on and I’ve got a conker in my handbag; it’s officially Autumn! There are so many things to choose from over half term and beyond for Halloween and Bonfire night – here are our top picks.

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7 Things to do this Week

11 October 2017

 

There is so much coming up in the city this week it was hard to choose just 7 things to do! We’ve got live music and sausages all over the place, two great theatre performances for the family, plus a trip back in time to windy 1987…

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Half Term Approacheth

11 October 2017

If you were to walk around the city today, you’d see the majority of shop windows in Norwich are decked in their Halloween finest. Walking around the city, you can see all manner of cobwebby tinsels, pumpkin props and witchy decals. If you look hard enough, there’s also the faintest whisps of Christmas lurking behind the scenes in glittery readiness. Unmistakably, it’s coming up to October Half term, which as I remember it was always a week full of magic: Halloween, bonfire night and the promise of Christmastime make this such an exciting week for children, and for adults too! For the half term break (21st to the 29th of October), take your pick of the wonderful events that Norwich and Norfolk has to offer: inside, outside, and even on the water!

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Our guide to Makers' Workshops around Norwich!

11 October 2017

Do you start every year with the idea of giving handmade and thoughtful gifts to your loved ones at Christmas? Do you imagine handing over a beautifully wrapped package containing something carefully crafted, slightly wonky, and maybe even the kind of thing that leaves glitter all over the house and everyone that touches it?

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How to eat your way around Norwich Market...

11 October 2017

Put some Poutine in your routine.

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Win a FREE slice of East Anglia's History

4 October 2017

THIS COMPETITION IS NOW CLOSED

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5 Things to do This Week

4 October 2017

October has arrived! This week we’ve got a range of indoor and outdoor activities for you to choose from, so whatever the weather you’re not left twiddling your thumbs. If you’ve got a thing for swing, Norwich is certainly the right place for you this week, and on Saturday Harfest comes to Norwich Cathedral, in all of its glorious Autumny abundance. So get your leaf-kicking best on and head into the city for our pick of things to do this week…

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Halloweek for big and small!

4 October 2017

Pack extra pants, it’s Halloween in Norwich.

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Badger Legs, Kingfishers and Fighting Toads

4 October 2017

The question you’re probably asking yourself right now is ‘what do badger legs, kingfishers and fighting toads have in common?’.

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The Russia Season: Part One; The Tower

27 September 2017

 

For visitors to the Sainsbury Centre recently, you might recognise the spectacle of Tatlin’s Tower.

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The Russia Season: Part Two; Fabergé & Revolution

27 September 2017

 

Following on from The Russia Season: Part One, in Part Two take a closer look at what's going on inside the Sainsbury Centre, as they stage a major exhibition that captures the polarised contexts of the Russian Civil war. 

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Hostry Festival - Our Highlights

27 September 2017

 

Norfolk’s Hostry festival is back again, building on its success in 2016 with a diverse and exciting programme for its seventh year.

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4 Things to do this week (and last chances to see!)

26 September 2017

This week spend Saturday in the Caribbean; be in Munich by Thursday!

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City of Stories needs you!

21 September 2017

We are so pleased to be able to tell you that Norwich Business Improvement District (BID), loving parent of City of Stories, has been shortlisted for the best Place Marketing campaign by a BID nationally. But they need your help…

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Illuminating Rembrandt

21 September 2017

Title Image: Rembrandt Harmensz. van Rijn 1606-1669 the three trees (only state) 1643. Etching, engraving and drypoint on paper. 21.1 x 28 cm. © Norfolk Museums Service

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6 Things to do this week

21 September 2017

 

This week it's all about chutney, royalty in disguise, peacocks, scones, books and a big splash of cider! 

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If you fancy getting away this Christmas...

20 September 2017

This week saw the invariable ‘100 days until Christmas’ memes posted all over the internet. Iterations of Christmas characters graced our news feed in various excited guises to remind us all that the season of peace and goodwill is fast approaching. 

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Festival of Architecture

13 September 2017

When you visit Norwich and Norfolk, you'll notice many examples of stunning architecture, The Forum, on Millennium Plain, being one of the most iconic. 

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Adult escapes - with chocs and bubbles!

12 September 2017

September it's an ideal time to visit Norwich with a spontaneous adult escape, as the attractions are quieter and prices can be cheaper as peak-season ends.When it comes to rest and relaxation, we have an indulgent range of hotels with some fantastic late summer deals available.  

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6 things to do this week

12 September 2017

It's another busy week to visit Norwich and Norfolk, we've got gin tasting, walks under the stars, works of art, delicious local produce and plenty of blood-chilling crime. 

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Autumn Literary Festival

12 September 2017

As England's first UNESCO City of Literature, Norwich, not surprisingly, has an impressive programme of literary events year-round. This month we're excitedly clutching tickets to Noirwich Crime writing Festival and next month we're looking forward to University of East Anglia's Autumn 2017 Literary Festival.

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The Thursford Story

6 September 2017

Thursford has become synonymous with the magic of Christmas, the wonder of performance and the joy of a shared experience, but it's not just a wintertime wonderland, the Thursford Collection offers a truly unique visitor experience from April to September.

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Discover Norwich with a guided walk

6 September 2017

Whether you're already familiar with Norwich or not, there is always more to discover when you have an experienced guide. Autumn is a great time to explore the city as the leaves start to fall and the wonderfully warm colours begin to come through; just don't forget your camera!

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7 things to do this week

6 September 2017

Get September started with a week of fun activities from taste-testing every gin at the bar to exploring the broads by canoe. 

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Houghton in Autumn

6 September 2017

Now the nights are starting to draw in, there's an unmistakable hint of autumn in the air at Houghton. It's one of our favourite seasons, with the whole estate gently shifting into a blaze of red, orange and gold tones.

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Last chance summer

30 August 2017

Summer is still hanging in there and we're determined to make the most of it and not pay any attention to the Halloween costumes and selection boxes sneaking into the shops. September can be one of the most beautiful months for sunny days and warm evenings and there's still time to get out and make the most of it. Here's our guide to enjoying every last ray of sun.

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Onwards to Autumn

30 August 2017

As the thought of 'back to school' looms large for children, we thought we'd look ahead to all the reasons to be cheerful as autumn approaches. We may be waving goodbye to barbecues and beach days soon but how about kicking up the leaves on woodland walks, the return of the Sunday roast and clutching woolly gloves around steaming mugs of mulled wine? Sounds pretty good, doesn't it? 

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5 things to do this week

30 August 2017

Here's a look at what's on this week around the county. 

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The month ahead in pictures: September

30 August 2017

Although the summer holidays are coming to an end, there's still plenty to look forward to throughout the month, from vintage days to deer safaris. 

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In Quotes - Save the Date!

23 August 2017

Save a space in your diary because a brand new exhibition is coming to East Gallery NUA and it promises to be truly captivating in its originality. 

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Bank Holiday on a Budget

22 August 2017

Everyone loves a Bank Holiday but as the long school holidays roll on, it can be just another big hit for your wallet. If you're trying to keep yourself, or your family, entertained over the long weekend (Saturday 26th to Monday 28th August), here's a look at what's going on and what it's going to cost you. 

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Norwich's Urban History

22 August 2017

Norwich’s urban history and architecture is being celebrated in an exhibition of artwork at Norwich Theatre Royal.

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6 things to do this week

22 August 2017

We're counting down to the long weekend! If you're lucky enough to have Monday off, there are plenty of ways to enjoy your bonus holiday day; here's what's going on over the next week. 

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Curtain Up On A New-Look Norwich Playhouse

16 August 2017

Norwich’s riverside theatre is undergoing major refurbishment, with the curtain going up on the new-look auditorium just in time for a series of sell-out shows later this month.

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5 things to do this week

16 August 2017

There's plenty going on this week whether you're looking to try something new, keep the kids busy, be entertained without paying a penny, or plan the biggest day of your life!

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Discover Norwich's Heritage Treasures

16 August 2017

Norwich is bursting with wonderful heritage treasures, as are the surrounding historic market towns. This year the Heritage Open Days programme is bigger than ever with more than 250 local events granting you FREE access to some of the hidden corners of our history. 

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Astronauts, Dinosaurs and Explosions! Norwich Science Festival Returns

16 August 2017

After a hugely successful inaugural festival last year, Norwich Science Festival returns 21st-29th October with a spectacular line-up of shows, exhibitions and hands-on fun around the city.

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It’s a social (media) summer...

4 August 2017

In the UK alone, 80 million photos are shared each day between 14,000,000 users on Instagram. On Facebook there are 32,000,000 UK users of 1.65 billion in the world. In salute to these astounding numbers here are 5 less obvious places to visit in Norwich which we hope will inspire some social sharing and learning all at the same time!     

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Get Active at Whitlingham

2 August 2017

Many of us want to get active but it can be hard to find the time, never mind the energy! One of the best ways to get motivated is when there's an opportunity to combine activity with fun. How about swapping the spinning class for an hour in a canoe, or giving your arms and legs a workout while learning to master a windsurf or paddleboard?

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The Month Ahead In Pictures: August

2 August 2017

It's finally summer holiday season! The children are looking for fun things to keep themselves entertained and there are plenty of tranquil treats for adults too. Here's a look at what's coming up.

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7 Things To Do This week

2 August 2017

Why not dedicate this week to doing something you've never done before? There is so much going on in Norwich and Norfolk, how about jumping in a canoe for a guided trail through the Broads? Have you ever been to a disco on a boat? Is it time to discover a new band or artist? You can do it all this week!

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5 Free Things to do in Norwich

2 August 2017

Now the summer holidays have really begun, it can be difficult to think of ways to keep yourself and family entertained without emptying your wallet each day. Here are five FREE things to do in Norwich this week. 

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7 Things To Do This Week

26 July 2017

The school holidays are finally here and the first week is packed with family-friendly events of all kinds, from dinosaur encounters to dolls houses and even a visit to Wonderland.

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10 Things To Buy In The Summer Sales

26 July 2017

The Norwich Lanes was crowned Great British High Street of the Year in 2014 and in 2017 it’s even better!  Jarrolds – Norwich’s only independent department store (and an award-winning one at that) made its home in the Norwich Lanes in 1770 and has never looked back. Still owned by the Jarrold family, it’s Norwich’s retail jewel in the crown; quality brands and labels, beauty treatments, a delightful book department with local books section and frequent author events, plus numerous places to eat and drink as well as a deli so you can pick up some local produce to take home; beer, wine and organic chocolates.

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Adventure Awaits at BeWILDerwood

26 July 2017

When was the last time you spent the day with a Crocklebog or a Thornyclod? When did you last listen to the tuneful call of the Parasquawk or have a picnic with a Hippopotamuddle? BeWILDerwood is a place where true adventure waits, where you can swoosh down slides, whoosh across wobbly wires and teeter around in the tree tops. To find out more about this enchanted, award-winning, family friendly forest has to offer, take a look at this week's guest post from BeWILDerwood.

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Go Wild at Fairhaven Woodland and Water Garden

26 July 2017

Head to Fairhaven Woodland and Water Garden during the summer holidays for a family wildlife adventure. There are Wild Wednesdays, 'BugsBirdsBeasts' canoe trails and boat trips.

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Norwich...a story - watch the film!

21 July 2017

We’re delighted to share with you an incredible NEW film launching today - 'Norwich...a story', has been created and gifted to Norwich Cathedral by local BAFTA winning film maker, Rob Whitworth. Using a unique ‘flow-mo’ technique (a phrase coined by Rob’s dad) this film joins a select list of destinations across the globe - Ho Chi Minh City, Kuala Lumpur, Shanghai, Barcelona, Pyongyang, Dubai, Sydney, Istanbul and Singapore - for which Rob has created films. This is the first flow-motion film that Rob has made in the UK.  

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