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5 Things to do this week

5 December 2017

This week we’ve got some Christmas Treets, a pop up for all you ve-gannets, or an orchestral performance that will tug the heart strings (you’ll just have to compose yourself).

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Shopping Spotlight: Country and Eastern

5 December 2017

 

Country and Eastern is a very, very special place.

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SANTA'S BIG DAY OUT IN NORWICH

5 December 2017

Did you see him?! Reports of Santa-sightings around Norwich landed on the VisitNorwich desk on Wednesday last week, and after some digging our PR people found out that he was just here for some last minute sightseeing before the beginning of December. 

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Your Quick-look Breakfast Guide

28 November 2017

It’s Christmas party season: Bar tabs are high, standards are low, and the next morning you promise yourself that you’re never drinking red wine/tequila/“because you lost a bet” again.

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Exhibitions over December

28 November 2017

We’re very lucky in Norwich at the moment.  

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Shopping Spotlight: Intu Chapelfield

28 November 2017

Is anyone else panicking yet? Just a bit?

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6-and-a-bit things to do this week

21 November 2017

Now that the lights are on, Christmas events are kicking off in earnest this week – there’s lots going on all over the place to kick start your festive cheer, or keep you in the Christmas spirit if you’re one of those people that started watching Home Alone in October.

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Shopping Spotlight: Sonkai

21 November 2017

5 years ago, when I first moved to Norwich, I was given a ring that belonged to my great grandmother. It was very old and fragile, and the stone in the middle kept falling out. Chatting to a friend, they recommended that I visit a jewellers on the corner of Dove Street, who would be able to help me. I’d seen this place before: it stands out amidst other jewellers in the city for its modern, dark exterior, and clean, uncluttered displays which are mounted on plinths that almost – but not quite – take your eye away from the workbench that exists inside the small, open plan shop.

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Shopping Spotlight: The Lanes

15 November 2017

This week’s shopping spotlight is all about one of the most beautiful – and loved – areas of the city: The Norwich Lanes. An award winning pocket of cobbled streets, pedestrianised roads and alleyways, here you’ll find over 300 cafes, bars, shops and restaurants to explore.

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6 things to do this week

14 November 2017

This week sees Norwich illuminated for the festive season, a handful of Christmas fairs and a special birthday!

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Petticoats & Mouse Bodies

13 November 2017

 

In a top secret location, somewhere in Norwich, there is a place where years of pantomime props and costumes wait patiently for another moment in the spotlight... I was lucky enough to go behind the scenes of Norwich Theatre Royal's Costume Store, and given a tour by Costume Hire Supervisor - the wonderful Catherine Majtenyi. 

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6 Things to Do This Week

8 November 2017

After Halloween last week, and bonfire night at the weekend, Norwich is starting to gear up for Christmas – if you’ve been into the city you may have noticed that the lights have been put up, ready to be switched on next week! But before that, there’s plenty to keep you busy (and it’s not too early to start Christmas shopping)!

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Oh what a night...

8 November 2017

In the words of the great Sir Paul McCartney, the party’s on, and the feeling’s here. It is indeed very nearly wonderful Christmastime, which is a good reason to meet up with those friends you never see, get together with family, and wear those shoes that are simply too ridiculous to be acceptable at any other time of year. This is our list  - arranged by outfit genre - of places to spend (or just begin…) an evening out, whether you’re in the mood for something quiet, or a bit more lavish.

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The most Christmassy Christmas Events in Norwich

8 November 2017

It’s that time again. Now that bonfire night is over, it’s officially alright to wear glitter on your face, eat mince pies without explanation, and listen to East 17.

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OUR QUITE-BIG-FOR-A-BLOG GUIDE TO CHRISTMAS SHOPPING IN NORWICH

1 November 2017

You may have seen them around Norwich already. You may even be one of them.

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The Forum does a Christmas Market!

1 November 2017

Alongside the appearance of twinkling streetlights and vats of mulled wine on bars everywhere, the arrival of Festive Markets is a symbol that Christmas is well and truly on the way.

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The easiest Christmas Shopping you've ever done...

1 November 2017

Christmas shopping can be tiring work. It is an activity that requires stamina, animal cunning and mathematical skill, and by the time it’s over all you really want to do is lie in bed and drink tea through a straw.

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5 things to do this week

1 November 2017

This week sees the kids back at school, and loads of grown-up events appear in the Norwich Calendar. Upcoming we’ve got fine art, fine wine, and of course – fireworks…

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Vagrants, fire and Badly Behaved Women

25 October 2017

Norwich is famously a medieval city. Although the city itself is about 15 ½ square miles, the majority of its Medieval charm lies in an area of just less than two square miles, comprised of winding streets, ancient architecture and cobbles that can be uniquely treacherous when in stilettos or possession of a wheeled suitcase.

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6 things to do this week

25 October 2017

This week is a weird and wonderful one in Norwich, with an eclectic mix of Halloween and Half Term activities going on all over the city. Also – can you believe that next week sees November arriving already?!

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Me, Myself & I (and breakfast)

18 October 2017

Have most of us seen The Holiday? If you haven’t, it’s a Christmasish type rom-com, in which our heroines Cameron Diaz and Kate Winslet swap homes over the festive season, and go on solo holidays to try and find some zen over the festive season.

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8 (ish) Things to do This Week

18 October 2017

This week is such an eclectic mix of things to do, there’s something for everyone. Russia is a theme this week, with a fantastic exhibition at the Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts, and a performance by the St Petersburg Symphony Orchestra. Plus catch poetry, murder mystery, puppets and loads of free things to do at Norwich Castle!

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Our Halloween Hit-list & Best Bonfires

18 October 2017

 

We’ve all got coats on and I’ve got a conker in my handbag; it’s officially Autumn! There are so many things to choose from over half term and beyond for Halloween and Bonfire night – here are our top picks.

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7 Things to do this Week

11 October 2017

 

There is so much coming up in the city this week it was hard to choose just 7 things to do! We’ve got live music and sausages all over the place, two great theatre performances for the family, plus a trip back in time to windy 1987…

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Half Term Approacheth

11 October 2017

If you were to walk around the city today, you’d see the majority of shop windows in Norwich are decked in their Halloween finest. Walking around the city, you can see all manner of cobwebby tinsels, pumpkin props and witchy decals. If you look hard enough, there’s also the faintest whisps of Christmas lurking behind the scenes in glittery readiness. Unmistakably, it’s coming up to October Half term, which as I remember it was always a week full of magic: Halloween, bonfire night and the promise of Christmastime make this such an exciting week for children, and for adults too! For the half term break (21st to the 29th of October), take your pick of the wonderful events that Norwich and Norfolk has to offer: inside, outside, and even on the water!

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Our guide to Makers' Workshops around Norwich!

11 October 2017

Do you start every year with the idea of giving handmade and thoughtful gifts to your loved ones at Christmas? Do you imagine handing over a beautifully wrapped package containing something carefully crafted, slightly wonky, and maybe even the kind of thing that leaves glitter all over the house and everyone that touches it?

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How to eat your way around Norwich Market...

11 October 2017

Put some Poutine in your routine.

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5 Things to do This Week

4 October 2017

October has arrived! This week we’ve got a range of indoor and outdoor activities for you to choose from, so whatever the weather you’re not left twiddling your thumbs. If you’ve got a thing for swing, Norwich is certainly the right place for you this week, and on Saturday Harfest comes to Norwich Cathedral, in all of its glorious Autumny abundance. So get your leaf-kicking best on and head into the city for our pick of things to do this week…

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Halloweek for big and small!

4 October 2017

Pack extra pants, it’s Halloween in Norwich.

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Badger Legs, Kingfishers and Fighting Toads

4 October 2017

The question you’re probably asking yourself right now is ‘what do badger legs, kingfishers and fighting toads have in common?’.

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The Russia Season: Part One; The Tower

27 September 2017

 

For visitors to the Sainsbury Centre recently, you might recognise the spectacle of Tatlin’s Tower.

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The Russia Season: Part Two; Fabergé & Revolution

27 September 2017

 

Following on from The Russia Season: Part One, in Part Two take a closer look at what's going on inside the Sainsbury Centre, as they stage a major exhibition that captures the polarised contexts of the Russian Civil war. 

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Hostry Festival - Our Highlights

27 September 2017

 

Norfolk’s Hostry festival is back again, building on its success in 2016 with a diverse and exciting programme for its seventh year.

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4 Things to do this week (and last chances to see!)

26 September 2017

This week spend Saturday in the Caribbean; be in Munich by Thursday!

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6 Things to do this week

21 September 2017

 

This week it's all about chutney, royalty in disguise, peacocks, scones, books and a big splash of cider! 

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If you fancy getting away this Christmas...

20 September 2017

This week saw the invariable ‘100 days until Christmas’ memes posted all over the internet. Iterations of Christmas characters graced our news feed in various excited guises to remind us all that the season of peace and goodwill is fast approaching. 

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Adult escapes - with chocs and bubbles!

12 September 2017

September it's an ideal time to visit Norwich with a spontaneous adult escape, as the attractions are quieter and prices can be cheaper as peak-season ends.When it comes to rest and relaxation, we have an indulgent range of hotels with some fantastic late summer deals available.  

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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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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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A route through time: Marriott’s Way

12 June 2017

A few weeks ago we included Marriott’s Way as a place to walk and cycle in this post. We mentioned that it was a disused railway line – but how much do you actually know about the story of the railway in our region?

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The Assembly House: High Society, High School & Army Camouflage

6 June 2017

This Grade I listed building wasn’t always the beautiful place to eat, drink, socialise and stay at that it is today. Over the years it has been used for a number of reasons, and hosted a number of events. Regardless, we can all agree that it is a truly amazing piece of architecture...

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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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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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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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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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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 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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