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It’s a social (media) summer...

4 August 2017

In the UK alone, 80 million photos are shared each day between 14,000,000 users on Instagram. On Facebook there are 32,000,000 UK users of 1.65 billion in the world. In salute to these astounding numbers here are 5 less obvious places to visit in Norwich which we hope will inspire some social sharing and learning all at the same time!     

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The Month Ahead In Pictures: August

2 August 2017

It's finally summer holiday season! The children are looking for fun things to keep themselves entertained and there are plenty of tranquil treats for adults too. Here's a look at what's coming up.

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7 Things To Do This week

2 August 2017

Why not dedicate this week to doing something you've never done before? There is so much going on in Norwich and Norfolk, how about jumping in a canoe for a guided trail through the Broads? Have you ever been to a disco on a boat? Is it time to discover a new band or artist? You can do it all this week!

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5 Free Things to do in Norwich

2 August 2017

Now the summer holidays have really begun, it can be difficult to think of ways to keep yourself and family entertained without emptying your wallet each day. Here are five FREE things to do in Norwich this week. 

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7 Things To Do This Week

26 July 2017

The school holidays are finally here and the first week is packed with family-friendly events of all kinds, from dinosaur encounters to dolls houses and even a visit to Wonderland.

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Adventure Awaits at BeWILDerwood

26 July 2017

When was the last time you spent the day with a Crocklebog or a Thornyclod? When did you last listen to the tuneful call of the Parasquawk or have a picnic with a Hippopotamuddle? BeWILDerwood is a place where true adventure waits, where you can swoosh down slides, whoosh across wobbly wires and teeter around in the tree tops. To find out more about this enchanted, award-winning, family friendly forest has to offer, take a look at this week's guest post from BeWILDerwood.

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Go Wild at Fairhaven Woodland and Water Garden

26 July 2017

Head to Fairhaven Woodland and Water Garden during the summer holidays for a family wildlife adventure. There are Wild Wednesdays, 'BugsBirdsBeasts' canoe trails and boat trips.

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WIN a two-night break to the Noirwich Crime Writing Festival

12 July 2017

The Noirwich Crime Writing Festival (14 – 17 September) is an annual event celebrating all things crime fiction, bringing together leading authors and the best new talent. Crime addicts can indulge in the full festival fix with a Season Pass – if you love suspense, thrills and mysteries, this is the festival for you! 

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Antony Gormley 3x ANOTHER TIME

12 July 2017

If you're taking a stroll around the University of East Anglia and look up to see a lone male, eerily perched on the top of a campus building, you're not witnessing an emergency, you're experiencing the breath-taking work of contemporary British artist, Antony Gormley.

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The Month Ahead in Pictures: July

12 July 2017

Make some space in your diary because July is packed with fun things to do. Here's a look at what's getting our attention this month.

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7 Things To Do This Week

12 July 2017

SHAKESPEARE IN THE CLOISTERS

There's still time to get tickets to The Shakespeare Festival at Norwich Cathedral – on Friday 14th and Saturday 15th at 7pm – when The Lord Chamberlain's Men perform 'A Comedy of Errors'. The play follows two pairs of identical twins - when they were babies, the twins and their parents were separated in a shipwreck; now, years later, as one half of the twins searches for the other, they unwittingly find themselves in the same city on the same day. Tickets are £20 for adults and £18 for concessions - tickets are limited so hurry!

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Norwich Lanes Summer Fayre

5 July 2017

If there's one weekend when thousands of people come together to line the streets and celebrate life in our Fine City, it's this one!

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Norwich Pride

5 July 2017

Grab your most colourful clothes, paint your face and pack a picnic because a beautiful rainbow will be over the city on Saturday 29th July. Norwich Pride is the annual celebration of the LGBT+ (lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans) community for everyone.

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7 Things To Do This Week

5 July 2017

This week is one of the busiest of the year for entertainment, thanks to three days of Lord Mayor's Celebration events. There's also outdoor Shakespeare, a teddy bears' picnic and a disco that's perfect for insomniacs!

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EARTH SKY: Richard Long at Houghton Hall

5 July 2017

Head out of Norwich for a day at Houghton Hall, less than an hour away. This year, the exquisite hall is host to a very special exhibition by Turner Prize-winning artist, Richard Long.

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7 THINGS TO DO THIS WEEK

27 June 2017

Can you believe we are already half way through the year? There's plenty going on as we head into July and prepare for the school holidays.  If you want to do something different this week, we've got a floating dance floor, a kitchen made of mud, a donut challenge and the closest thing to a night in Venice!

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Nelson and Norfolk Exhibition Plus Fringe Events

27 June 2017

NORWICH CASTLE MUSEUM & ART GALLERY  29th JULY - 1st OCTOBER

Nelson & Norfolk is a landmark exhibition at Norwich Castle, celebrating the country's greatest naval hero and exploring his relationship with our county. This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to see objects which have never before been brought together in a single display. To complement this extensive exhibition, there is also a programme of special events, talks and workshops.

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7 Things To Do This Week

21 June 2017

Summer is officially here! We've already seen several hot and sunny days as spring departed but, whether you're a sun seeker or someone who would prefer to shelter, there are plenty of great indoor and outdoor adventures to have this week
 

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Bandstands & Beats

21 June 2017

A summer of music is rocking its way to the city, ready to get you up and dancing your way through the season. We've got concerts in the park, jazz in the gardens, ska in the fields and singing in the streets! Here’s a look at what’s going to be getting you moving from now until August. 

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School’s Almost Out: Seven Summer ideas for Family Fun

20 June 2017

If you have children you’ll know that summer holiday fever is already building. For a child, there’s nothing more exciting than seeing the weeks stretch out in front of you with no alarm clock, no uniform and no homework. For parents, it can be a little harder as we struggle to keep them busy. The good news is there is plenty to keep the whole family entertained, from racing ducks to paddling with dinosaurs!

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7 Things To Do This Week

14 June 2017

From food heaven to vintage bargains, there’s plenty going on this week – and, since this Sunday is Fathers’ Day, why not go for experiences instead by taking dad out for the day...

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Top 10 Outdoor Things To Do This Summer

14 June 2017

There are some activities that just need to be enjoyed over the summer months, and Norfolk – with its wide variety of landscapes and attractions – is the ideal location to work your way through as many of these as possible!

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7 Things To Do This Week

5 June 2017

There are 7 ways to pass the time this week, whether you feel like enjoying live music or taking a fun and informal art class at the Castle - plus plenty more options to pick from...

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The month ahead in pictures: June

5 June 2017

There's plenty to see and do this month in Norwich - and here are some of our favourite snaps to demonstrate this!

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LITERARY HERO: ANNA SEWELL (BLACK BEAUTY)

2 June 2017

Anna Sewell is one of our highly esteemed ‘Norfolk literary heroes’. She was the author of Black Beauty which went on to sell 50 million copies to date, all over the world. Her novel also had a huge influence on horse welfare and paved the way for many reforms in the subsequent years.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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Nelson-themed Things To Do

26 April 2017

“I am a Norfolk man and I glory in being so!” To celebrate Norwich Castle Museum & Art Gallery’s fantastic exhibition this summer all about Norfolk’s home-grown hero, Admiral Lord Nelson, we’ve selected our favourite ‘Nelson-themed things to do’!

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10 Things To Do This Week: Bank Holiday Edition

25 April 2017

With plenty of attractions open once again for the 2017 season and some fab events this week, there’s plenty to do – particularly with the imminent bank holiday!

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Magritte's Lost Painting... Found in Norwich!

19 April 2017

issing piece of a famous - but seemingly long-lost - painting by multi-million pound artist René Magritte was found last year hidden underneath another piece of work, right here in Norwich!

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BE IN WITH A SPORTING CHANCE IN OUR GREAT COMPETITION!

19 April 2017

It's not all about culture; we’re lucky enough to have plenty of opportunities for a spot of sporting fun! Here’s a few ways to get involved in sport and have fun at the same time, plus the opportunity to win Norfolk Big Rugby Weekend tickets and a crate of beer!

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7 Things To Do This Week

18 April 2017

From comedy and zombies to art and crazy golf, we’ve got your week covered! Here are our highlights…

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Norwich's Pub Stories...

11 April 2017

We love a good story, and we’re a nation who (on the whole) love our pubs! So, with the arrival of Norwich City of Ale towards the end of May, we’ve selected a few of our favourite pubs in Norwich so we can tell you their stories!

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Easter Things To Do This Week!

11 April 2017

So Easter Half Term continues, and that means plenty of us are still looking for great ways to entertain the whole family. We’ve picked out our top Easter-themed things to do this week – so gather up the family to celebrate Easter and get planning!

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The Month Ahead - in Pictures

3 April 2017

Here are some of our favourite images which depict some of the great things to see and do this month; take a look and be inspired!

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Learning holidays!

22 March 2017

Taking a holiday doesn’t have to be all sightseeing and stuffing yourself full of food (though we admit they are usually two of our top priorities)… why not make it about learning something new as well, be it a new skill, a new language or building on an existing ability? And Norwich has plenty of options for every interest and budget!

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8 Things To Do This Week

22 March 2017

This week there’s plenty to do in and around Norwich, with Mothering Sunday providing lots of lovely “treat mum” days that we can all enjoy – and a few other ways to fill your week with fun activities!

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The Wine & Dine Experience at Barnham Broom

20 March 2017

Wine tasting and pairing with food is one of those elusive experiences I’ve never got to try before (sadly), so I jumped at the chance of a place at Barnham Broom’s wonderful Wine & Dine evenings!

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City Of Literature Weekend: our highlights

15 March 2017

One of our favourite parts of the Norfolk & Norwich Festival (and there are many!) is the fantastic City of Literature programme of events, and in particular the City of Literature weekend, which this year falls on 26 – 28 May.

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6 Things To Do This Week

14 March 2017

This week there’s plenty to fill your time with. From debates and pampering to comedy and classical music, here are our highlights!

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13 Things To Do - The Easter Edit!

8 March 2017

Easter in Norwich! Here’s our round-up of the best things to do at Easter (in no particular order). Planners at the ready for days out, kids activities, family breaks (city and coast) , behind the scenes tours, theatre, dance and outside fun.

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Easter Stories at the Puppet Theatre

8 March 2017

If there’s one place to visit this Easter to guarantee quirky and unusual entertainment for a range of ages and tastes, it’s Norwich’s fantastic Puppet Theatre.

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5 Things To Do This Week

1 March 2017

Here are our favourite things to do this week (in no particular order) to keep everyone entertained!

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