Norwich - City of Stories

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Archive: June, 2016

To Get You Inspired...

30 June 2016

...for our fantastic Noirwich Short Story competition, take a look at local writer Matt's atmospheric short story: 

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Folklore & Legends: Norwich's favourite fairytales

28 June 2016

As one of Britain's most ancient counties, Norfolk has a rich history of folk tales and legends which have echoed through the centuries and are still told by residents today – making it the perfect setting for a City of Stories.

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Norwich's Literary Greats

27 June 2016

Norwich has a knack for not only producing but refining (many are thanks to UEA’s creative writing programme!) some fantastic literary figures over the past 700 years or so. We’re incredibly proud of this legacy - and rightly so, because it’s a very impressive list which includes philosophers, writers and best-selling authors!

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The Ultimate Way To Immerse yourself in art!

26 June 2016

This has to be one of the most innovative, exciting ways to spend an arty break in Norwich – but you’ll need to be quick!

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The Perfect Escape for Summer

25 June 2016

This summer, channel that just-been-for-a-stroll-in-the-countryside, relaxed, no-worries feeling by… actually getting out into the countryside for a relaxing break in Norfolk!

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Our top 'can't-miss' Literary Festivals in Norfolk

21 June 2016

Didn't get Glastonbury tickets? Don't like mud!? Do not fear - our handpick of Norfolk's top literary festivals is here...

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Norwich's Hidden Libraries

20 June 2016

So, you’ve been to the Norfolk & Norwich Millennium Library in The Forum and were bound to be hugely impressed by the choice of books (and other media) to lose yourself in. It would be easy to assume this is the extent of Norwich’s ‘library’ offer – but you’d be wrong! There’s plenty more to discover.

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A Radical Film Festival like no other!

19 June 2016

We’re letting out a cheer as this year sees the inaugural Norwich Radical Film Festival arrive and it promises to leave a lasting impression on Norwich’s cinema scene – read on to see why we’re so looking forward to it!

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The Mystical Julian of Norwich

18 June 2016

We love to celebrate notable women through history, but some deserve to be more highly celebrated - outside of academic circles, anyway. One, in particular, tends to be Julian of Norwich; the first woman to write a book in the English language (which has survived, anyway) and a hugely respected writer and mystic (no crystal balls here!).

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“The Bottoms-Line”: An Interview with Mr. Timothy Bottoms

17 June 2016

Mr. Timothy Bottoms has had a prolific career to say the least.  He starred in the Academy Award winning The Last Picture Show that resonated with an entire generation and defined New Hollywood cinema, which has since been added to the Library of Congress collection.

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It's Carnival Time!

17 June 2016

It’s that time of year again! From colourful floats and street performers to outdoor theatre and fireworks, the Lord Mayor’s Celebration signals carnival time in Norwich; 3 days of music, sports, performance and, most importantly, fun!

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16 June 2016

We may not always think of science fiction blending seamlessly with pop music, but Return To The Forbidden Planet manages just that – with style!

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Hotels for Book Lovers

15 June 2016

Thanks to its status as England’s  first UNESCO City of Literature, and an impressive literary legacy, Norwich the City of Stories and bookworms are natural bed partners. With that in mind, Good Hotel Guide, the impartial hotel experts, have selected four of the best hotels to curl up in with a good book, from their carefully curated collections of hotels in Norfolk and Norwich.

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10 reasons why Norwich is a UNESCO City of Literature

13 June 2016

Listen up: we all know Norwich is an amazing city full of gems, but what makes it such a deserving UNESCO City of Literature - and, in fact, the first in the UK? Read on for our top 10 reasons...

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Secrets & Lies of City Pubs

12 June 2016

By now we’ve no doubt you know Norwich is the city, not only of stories, but also of secrets. Secrets waiting to be told with a fascinating history to be shared - it’s what makes Norwich the vibrant area that it is today.

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En-route to Edinburgh: Harry Baker returns to Norwich!

11 June 2016

You may not think ‘maths graduate’ and ‘poet’ is a natural combination, but there you’d be wrong; Harry Baker - poetry slam champion, rap battler and TED talker - is proof of that!

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The Writer

7 June 2016

We are excited to present the first in a series of films about Norwich, telling stories about the city and its people. 

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Books that feature Norwich & Norfolk!

6 June 2016

We are hugely excited to be collaborating with the Writers’ Centre Norwich throughout June; here's their second post written for us under the theme of 'literature'.

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Bikes to Beer & Angel's Share for Father's Day

5 June 2016

Father's Day is looming. Whether you want to show your appreciation for dad or grandad (or in fact any father figure in your life), avoid the mad scramble for socks and lame cards - we've got a whole host of Father's Day treats that will get you in their good books for at least a few months!

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Win Noirwich season tickets!

1 June 2016

Know your police procedural from your amateur detective? Your cosy crime from your classic whodunit?

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5 Fab Things to do in June

1 June 2016

Make June a month of discovery; try new things, explore the city's hidden gems and get involved in fun events taking place throughout the month.

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