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...for our fantastic Noirwich Short Story competition, take a look at local writer Matt's atmospheric short story:
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.
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!
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!
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!
Didn't get Glastonbury tickets? Don't like mud!? Do not fear - our handpick of Norfolk's top literary festivals is here...
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.
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!
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!).
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.
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!
We may not always think of science fiction blending seamlessly with pop music, but Return To The Forbidden Planet manages just that – with style!
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.
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...
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.
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!
We are excited to present the first in a series of films about Norwich, telling stories about the city and its people.
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'.
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!
Know your police procedural from your amateur detective? Your cosy crime from your classic whodunit?