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Archive: February, 2018

NORWICH CASTLE: NOT A TRAIN STATION

21 February 2018

On a grey morning, as invisible drizzle fogged up my glasses and aggressive umbrellas dominated the streets, I made my way to Norwich Castle to visit their new exhibition, 'Square Box on the Hill'. 

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5 Things to do this week

21 February 2018

An eclectic week of activities this week, including a fabulous showstopper at OPEN, and a moment of quiet in Norwich's Cathedral. 

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TAKE YOUR MAMA OUT

21 February 2018

This year, Mother's day falls on the 11th of March. With 3-ish weeks to go, if you haven't got plans already, we've got some ideas for you below (arranged by tentative chronological order for those of you who like an itinerary)!

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THE OLDEST PUB IN NORWICH

21 February 2018

Nestled comfortably between the river and the Cathedral, in the shadow of trees and an old flint wall, sits Norwich's oldest pub.  

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QUENTIN BLAKE IS COMING

14 February 2018

This March, gentle titan of illustration Quentin Blake will be exhibiting a special collection of works in Norwich's Millennium Library

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True Stories

14 February 2018

You might have seen that recently, we ran a competition to win your declaration of love projected onto Norwich castle.

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5-ish things to do this week

14 February 2018

 

Into mid-Febraury, and we don't know whether to get outside in the brisk winter sunshine, or cosy inside!

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NORFOLK BOARDS

12 February 2018

Head down to Norwich Market on any weekday lunchtime, and you will find the heart of the city. Stalls are steaming with hot food, and all sorts of people have migrated here in their free hour to pick up something to have now, or take home for later. 

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5 Things to Do This Week

7 February 2018

 

Travel back in time this week - visit the Victorian era, or 1997...

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The secret garden

7 February 2018

Sometimes, writing this blog feels like being let into a wonderful secret. I get to visit places I've never been, and see things I'd never normally see. And so it was that this week, I borrowed some sensible shoes from my housemate and headed to Raveningham Gardens, just as snow was threatening to fall, and a bin lorry was threatening to block in my car. 

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A Norwich love story: from the Dungeons to a dynasty

7 February 2018

Back in 1783, Norwich was the backdrop for one of the most peculiar love stories his city has ever seen. This is how, in 1787, two inmates from Norwich Castle Gaol went on to become one of the founding families of modern Australia. 

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Pancakes and where to find them

7 February 2018

 

Norwich is home to many places to celebrate Shrove Tuesday if you: 

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