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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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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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