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Norfolk & Norwich Festival 2017 Revealed

23 February 2017

If 17 days (12 – 28 May) of jam-packed with amazing theatre, circus, live music, literature, exhibitions, free outdoor spectaculars and much more sounds right up your street, then Norwich is the place to be this May.

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7 Things To Do This Week

22 February 2017

There’s plenty happening this week, so we’ve selected seven highlights (in no particular order):

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7 Things To Do This Week

15 February 2017

Here are 7 fun things to do in Norwich and Norfolk this week - from theatre and guided tours to music from around the world and lantern workshops, we've got it covered!

Image: Happisburgh Lighthouse at night, photographed by Shaun Reynolds

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Norwich Art Story: Paul Nash

14 February 2017

One of the greatest landscape artists of the 20th century, Paul Nash, has an interesting story behind his pioneering career, and his love for landscapes was inspired by the wilds of North Norfolk (and there’s no better inspiration than our beautiful county, we think!)

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The Norwich Baby House...

14 February 2017

Know what a Baby House is? Well, Strangers’ Hall in Norwich has one of the earliest (18th c.) surviving Baby Houses of its kind - incredibly detailed and meticulously assembled too. Baby houses pre-date the all familiar popular children’s toy – the Dolls House.

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Casanova Uncovered: a true story in a new ballet

7 February 2017

Casanova wasn’t just a legendary lover; he had real substance, you know! With so many other talents under his belt he would no doubt have been horrified to know his legacy today largely focuses on his womanising ways...

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Planning Ahead: 10 Things To Do During Half Term

5 February 2017

Get yourselves organised – next week it’s half term, so there’s plenty going on in and around Norwich. Too many activities to list, actually, so we’ve selected our top family-friendly highlights:

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Five Things To Do This Week

31 January 2017

Here's five great things to do this week, from  incredible music to award-winning curries!

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WIN 4 TICKETS TO THE NATIONAL WINTER ALES FESTIVAL

25 January 2017

With the hugely exciting news that the National Winter Ales Festival will be held in Norwich this year (and the next two!), prepare to be even more excited – because we’ve got 4 exclusive tickets for a group of you to enjoy if you are the lucky winner!

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2017: Fabulous Festivals

24 January 2017

2017 is looking set to be a year full of fantastic, fabulous festivals: retro 80’s music, classical and every music genre in between, plus literary celebrations honing in on current authors and those from other centuries - including a 4-day crime fest where murder is on everybody’s mind! Ale, historic buildings, performance, contemporary circus, art... here’s our favourites - this is your ultimate festival planner for the year ahead!

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6 things to do this week

24 January 2017

Here are this week's picks of the best things to see and do - from amazing puppetry and beautiful ballet right through to enjoying a glass of bubbly with your cake, there's something for everyone!

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Snowdrop Season

23 January 2017

The transition from winter into spring is a beautiful time, particularly in Norfolk. There’s something rather breath-taking about the way the landscape looks in the chillier months – and none more so than the wonderful gardens at Raveningham, where Snowdrop Season will be celebrated throughout February.

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Half-Term is Coming...

17 January 2017

It may feel like Christmas is only just behind us, but there’s another excuse to down tools for a week (if you have kids or are a teacher, that is…): half term!

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2017: The Year of the Literary Hero

9 January 2017

2017 is the year of the Literary Hero, so says VisitEngland – and we wholeheartedly agree!

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7 Things to do this week

9 January 2017

Fill the week ahead full of fun things to do – our highlights have it all planned out, leaving you to feel all smug and spontaneous!

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7 Things To Do This Weekend

20 December 2016

It may be Christmas weekend, but there’s still plenty to do - for all tastes and ages - in the lead up to the big day on Sunday!

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8 Things to do this weekend

12 December 2016

An empty weekend stretching out before you? Fill it with some of the great things happening here in Norwich, and a little further away.

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Christmas By Candlelight

7 December 2016

Flickering candlelight can set such a mood for whatever you’re doing – the soft glow can feel romantic, it can feel atmospheric, and it can definitely feel festive! We’ve compiled our favourite events this month where candlelight plays a big part – so prepare to feel very Christmassy indeed!

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'Can't Miss' Carol Services

22 November 2016

Celebrate the run up to Christmas day with some wonderful choir services and events; they’re sure to get you feeling festive. There are plenty of great options right here in Norwich for everyone!

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Non-Christmassy Winter Wishlist!

15 November 2016

Christmas may seem to be everywhere at the moment – in shops, on TV, in Norwich’s streets (Norwich’s sparkling Christmas Lights are switched on tomorrow evening!) – however there’s plenty to do around here that doesn’t involve festive celebrations.

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A Glamorous Affair

15 November 2016

If you’re after an evening full of glamour and glitz, listen up: Benoit Viellefon and his orchestra are coming to OPEN for an evening of Christmas celebration and music on Saturday 10 December!

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New in Norwich

2 November 2016

It’s always exciting when (positive) changes are afoot, and there have been plenty in Norwich recently! Here’s our roundup of our “New in Norwich” highlights:

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New Year's Celebrations and Packages

30 October 2016

Plan the perfect New Year’s break, whether you fancy partying in style or enjoying a sit-down dinner – or both! Here are our top ways to bring in 2017 right here in Norfolk:

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Chains... and sparkle!

25 October 2016

In heart of the vibrant Norwich Lanes sits Sonkai – a gorgeous, independent jewellery shop that also offers repairs, refitting and bespoke custom designs. Having opened in Norwich in 2006, they are celebrating their 10th year with an exciting project: designing the Lord Mayor and Sheriff of Norwich’s new civic chains.

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Embrace Hygge in Norwich!

22 October 2016

You may already be aware of ‘hygge’; the concept is becoming more and more prevalent here in the UK, having picked up the pace recently. It originates from Denmark (in fact there’s no straight translation for this word into English) and, if you’re not familiar with the term, it’s basically about embracing life – all year round, but particularly during the colder months when moods can dip as much as the temperature.

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Straight From The Horse's Mouth - 21/10/2016

21 October 2016

Each Friday afternoon (around 4.15pm) 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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Culture in Norwich

21 October 2016

With an exciting and varied cultural programme of events and exhibitions throughout the year, Norwich is a treasure-chest of unique venues and galleries to really immerse yourselves in all things cultural!

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Straight From The Horse's Mouth - 14/10/2016

14 October 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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Expect the unexpected at PrimEVIL!

13 October 2016

Last night I was lucky enough to experience, for the first time, PrimEVIL – dubbed as 'Norfolk’s scariest attraction'!

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Halloween Highlights: Prepare Yourselves...

11 October 2016

It’s time to get carving those pumpkins and bulk buying sweets… Halloween is almost here! We might not go as crazy as the Americans over it but we still like to partake in plenty of spooky fun, and Norwich has plenty to offer!

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