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Archive: May, 2017

Five City Cultural Surprises

31 May 2017

Norwich is full of surprises – from quirky bars and boutiques to pretty open spaces you didn’t expect to find right there – but some of the best surprises this city has to offer are its cultural ‘gems’. The places which have, mostly, been here for years and years, but which still surprise visitors and locals alike…

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A Walk A Week!

31 May 2017

It strengthens your heart, helps you lose weight and tone up, keeps you feeling fit and energised, boosts your vitamin D levels…

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Cooking The Norfolk Way!

31 May 2017

We all know Norfolk is stuffed full of incredible places to eat, from brasseries and fine dining to cafés and food to enjoy on the go. This reflects the county’s excellent reputation for quality produce - sometimes, though, we wish we could recreate some of their classic dishes at home. Enter: The Norfolk Cookbook! We’ve got a copy to give away to one lucky winner…

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10 THINGS TO DO THIS WEEK: THE HALF TERM EDITION

30 May 2017

With half term in full swing this week, there’s plenty to keep kids (and adults, for that matter) occupied. We’ve selected some of our favourite events, activities and things to do for the rest of this week and into the next...

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Not just Afternoon Tea... CHOCOLATE Afternoon Tea!

25 May 2017

We headed over to Park Farm Hotel to try their brand new 'chocolate afternoon tea' - and it certainly didn't disappoint! Read on to find out more...

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Great Things Come In Small Packages & WIN a Fathers' Day gift worth £265!

24 May 2017

Big is not always better, you know! Norwich has plenty of vibrant businesses which are small but perfectly formed, covering shops, cafes, restaurants, hotels and much more.

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THE SHAKESPEARE FESTIVAL IS BACK + WIN 2 TICKETS

23 May 2017

Back at Norwich Cathedral following many years of roaring success (and depending on the play, roaring laughter too), the ever popular Shakespeare Festival returns for 2017, on Friday 14 & Saturday 15 July. This year the Lord Chamberlain’s Men will perform, to its true hilarious potential, Shakespeare’s much-loved farce The Comedy of Errors.

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Wymondham Music Festival: Our Guide...

23 May 2017

A fun, lively mish-mash of musical events spanning various genres awaits at the annual Wymondham Music Festival. The line-up comprises of 16 days of musical fun, with events spanning a range of genres and styles and suitable for a variety of tastes and ages – it’s not just for adults! There’s so much going on, in fact, that we’ve compiled a handy guide to help you plan…

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7 Things To Do This Week

23 May 2017

With Half Term fast approaching we’ve highlighted some of our favourite things to do over the coming week. Whatever your tastes, there’s something here – from booze and pub trails to string bands and dinosaurs!

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NNF17: Our Festival Experience

18 May 2017

The Norfolk & Norwich Festival is well and truly in full swing, and we've seen some amazing spectacle all over the city! So we've picked a few of our highlights so far to give you 'our festival experience'...

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An illuminating spa trip at The Norfolk Mead

18 May 2017

The Norfolk Mead is well known for providing a luxury, boutique experience only 6 miles from Norwich, but how do its spa rooms compare? I went to find out…

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Swallows & Amazons & Norfolk!

17 May 2017

With the 50th anniversary of Arthur Ransome’s death this year, we celebrate his wonderful novel – Swallows and Amazons – which has captured the imaginations of so many over the years, and has its own very special link with Norfolk…

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You're Invited To The Party...

16 May 2017

Norfolk & Norwich Festival - the largest arts festival in the East of England and in the top 4 in the UK – is currently in full swing, offering street theatre, visual arts, Spiegeltent fun, plenty of dance, music and circus skills. The festival brings outrageous, unique and moving performances from around the world for 17 non-stop heady days, and the festival’s Tarmac Outdoor programme presents a range of fabulous free events throughout the festival programme.

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Where To Eat During Half Term

16 May 2017

Because we’re spoiled with so many fantastic places to eat in Norwich, as the end of May half term holiday fast approaches we’ve compiled a list of our favourite places to enjoy some delicious food in. So whether you fancy something that will have options for all the family or a menu with a little more pizzazz, there’s a place to enjoy here in Norwich!

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8 things to do this week

16 May 2017

Here's 8 fun things to do this week, ranging from guided walks in the open air to incredible international acts from around the world. It's all happening in Norwich this week!

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The Movies Come to Norwich Cathedral!

10 May 2017

Filming for star-studded film Tulip Fever took over Norwich Cathedral a few years ago, and with the film scheduled for release - in August this year – we chat to Philip Thomas, the Cathedral Estates Manager, about the Cathedral’s popularity as a movie location and what happens when film crews invade!

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Five Strong Women & A Cause

9 May 2017

From improving animal welfare to prison reforms, we’re incredibly proud of these five Norwich women’s legacies which have impacted so much on the rest of the country. Here are their stories...

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Celebrate World Cocktail Day in Norwich!

9 May 2017

This is your 4 day advance warning - World Cocktail Day is Saturday 13th May - hurrah! Brush down your glad rags and get ready for some serious ‘research’ into the heady world of mixology. It’s dirty, it’s glamorous, and it’s the weekend!

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6 Things To Do This Week

8 May 2017

From exhibitions to comedy to tasting bubbly, we've got a great selection of things to keep you entertained this week...

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Five Go On An Adventure in Norwich

3 May 2017

There’s plenty of entertainment and fun in The Famous Five, a much-loved British children’s series which featured in many of our childhoods! The series centred around Georgina (aka George) and her cousins Julian, Dick and Anne – and, of course, Timmy the dog! In a nod to the popularity and success of this series in its 75th year, we’ve created the ultimate guide (and we’ve had some fun here ourselves!) to having a truly Famous Five experience in Norwich…

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Crime & Punishment: The Walking Tour

3 May 2017

Although there’s no end of brilliant walking tours you can join from outside The Forum, we fancied creating our own walking tour, centred on one of those grisly subjects that fascinate so many: crime & punishment! And Norfolk has its fair share of history linked to the theme of capital (and, in the case of witches, spiritual) punishment! Even better, you can still visit and see most of these places of interest, so let the (self-guided) tour begin!

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The Month Ahead in Pictures: May

2 May 2017

Here's a selection of our favourite images which show some of the great things to see and do this month! (Hint - there'll be quite a few amazing images from the Norfolk & Norwich Festival, of course!)...

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8 Things To Do This Week

2 May 2017

Celebrate the fact that May has arrived with some fun things to do – there’s literature, there’s music, and there’s a sprinkle of vintage thrown in too!

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