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Archive: August, 2016

From X-Rays for finding your shoe size to vintage bikes...

31 August 2016

Not only is Norwich incredibly lucky to have numerous fantastic museums and galleries, but we also have a lesser-known gem which many of us might not be aware of: the Norfolk Collections Centre, packed full of weird and wonderful items of real historical value!

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Explore the Cathedral Quarter

31 August 2016

Soak up the last of the summer sunshine and take a walk around what is, for many, one of the most beautiful and picturesque parts of the city: Norwich’s Cathedral Quarter. We’ve highlighted some of our favourite parts to explore below.

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On The Edge Of Your Seat...?

29 August 2016

If you’ve somehow missed the last few years of blood-curdling festivities which were part of the Noirwich Crime Writing Festival, this is the year to get involved! With some frighteningly good authors descending on Norwich between Thursday 15 and Sunday 18 September, you won’t want to miss this!

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Tee Time

28 August 2016

Gather up your clubs and don your golf shoes; it’s time to plan a great golfing break complete with luxury accommodation. Whether you’re a pro, a novice or treating someone else, here are our picks of the best hotels to enjoy a golfing break at.

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Straight From The Horse's Mouth - 26/08/2016

26 August 2016

Each Friday we'll be live on Future Radio, highlighting some of the best events and things to do over the next week or so!

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West Side Story: Review

24 August 2016

I was lucky enough to see Mixed Voice’s much-anticipated production of West Side Story last night at Norwich Playhouse!

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Hidden Places...

23 August 2016

There’s so many secret places and concealed spots to discover at St John Baptist Cathedral. From a hidden chapel to a secret tunnel for priests to walk through, there’s plenty you probably won’t be aware of, and the Cathedral runs a Hidden Places tour, which is the perfect way to hunt them out!

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Celebrate the Last Weeks of Summer...

23 August 2016

Make the most of the last few weeks of summer by working your way through our carefully curated selection of things to see, do and throw yourselves into before the arrival of Autumn.

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Norfolk's Royal Links

22 August 2016

As a county, Norfolk’s links with royalty go way back – here are some of our favourite Royal ‘ties’ that Norfolk can proudly boast about! Not forgetting of course that today, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge reside at Anmer Hall on the Queen’s Sandringham estate, close to Prince George’s nursery whilst Prince William works as a pilot for the East Anglia Air Ambulance.   

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HODs: the South Norfolk edition!

19 August 2016

We recently published a postall about Heritage Open Days (HODs) and the fantastic events you can get involved in. A variety of these take place in South Norfolk and we’d highly recommend incorporating them into your trip – and as an added bonus the area has some wonderful accommodation options to ensure you have a fantastic stay, so you can explore South Norfolk and Norwich too. We’ve highlighted our favourites below:

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Straight from the Horse's Mouth - 19/08/2016

19 August 2016

Each Friday we'll be live on Future Radio, highlighting some of the best events and things to do over the next week or so!

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10 Things To Do This August Bank Holiday

15 August 2016

That much-anticipated August Bank Holiday is fast approaching, and it’s the last bank holiday of the year before Christmas! So with that in mind we’ve compiled a list of 10 fun things to do, whether you’re planning a family break or an adults-only trip away – make this a weekend to remember!

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Last Chance To See...

15 August 2016

Over the next few weeks we’ll say a sad goodbye to some truly fantastic exhibitions which have graced the galleries and artistic spaces of Norwich. If you haven’t yet been (or if you have, but fancy going again!) then here’s your chance. But be quick, before they’re gone!


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Oh Buoy! Boating Holidays For All!

14 August 2016

It’s summer and it’s sunny, so make the most of it by getting out onto the water.

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Straight From The Horse's Mouth - 12/08/2016

12 August 2016

Each Friday we'll be live on Future Radio, highlighting some of the best events and things to do over the next week or so!

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The Curator

10 August 2016

The third in our series of films about Norwich has arrived: The Curator.

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Norwich Medieval Mystery Plays

9 August 2016

As early as the 1300’s, mystery plays have delighted audiences in Norwich, giving dramatic life to some of the greatest stories ever told.

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Bank Holiday Stays

8 August 2016

This bank holiday make the most of that extra day off with a UK city-break escape to Norwich! From great offers to convenient locations, these are our picks for the long weekend.
 

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Unseen Norwich: Revealed

8 August 2016

Every year we eagerly await the time when many of the area’s best kept secrets open their doors to the public - it’s only a few weeks away now!

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Yoga Day at Barnham Broom

6 August 2016

There are many of us I am sure, who love the idea of exercise but just don't quite get round to doing it. In my head I go for an early summer's day run before work, or play a game of tennis Sunday afternoon with friends. But the hard truth of it is - it's my perfect dream world - in reality I just cannot commit. I'm exerphobic, if there's such a word. Probably not!

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Straight From The Horse's Mouth - 05/08/2016

5 August 2016

Each week our PR manager Mel will be highlighting some of the best events and things to do over the next week or so, live on Future Radio!

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Spot Norwich in the pages of 'The Chant'

5 August 2016

Norwich has a long and proud history of authors (see our blog post all about them here) and enjoys not only World Literature UNESCO status but also the literary bastions of the UEA with its Creative Writing Courses and Writers' Centre Norwich on King Street. The latest inhabitant of our wonderful city attempting to make the big time in the book world is Carl Mason, with his debut novel, The Chant.

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The Maids Head Hotel

3 August 2016

If you like your UK city breaks with a dose of history (whether you paid attention in school or not), look no further than Norwich.

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Can you solve the grisly murder of Martha Sheward?

2 August 2016

We all love a dramatic tale of murder and mayhem – particularly when it’s based on a real life story! History Mystery are highlighting one particular case in their brand new game BODY OF EVIDENCE: that of Martha Sheward’s grisly murder.

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West Side Story in the East

2 August 2016

There are many stories inspired by the work of England’s well-loved Bard - particularly as this year is the 400th anniversary of his death - but one of our favourites has to be West Side Story.

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Norwich on 2 Wheels

2 August 2016

It’s summer time, so dig out your bikes because it’s time to do what you’ve probably been talking about for a while: taking two wheels for a leisurely (or not-so-leisurely) bike ride! 

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