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Chris Brown, Gresham’s Cricket Coach and Norfolk Emerging Players Programme lead has taken to the stage at the England and Wales Cricket Board Coaches Association (ECB CA) National Conference. Chris joined an impressive line-up of speakers including England cricketing greats, Jonathan Trott, Graham Thorpe and Ian Salisbury. As a spin consultant on the ECB’s Elite Spin Bowling Programme, Chris delivered ‘Spinning it up’, a presentation that included practical exercises, to a packed conference hall.
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Voting is now open for Britain’s Favourite Market competition and Norwich City Council is encouraging residents and visitors to vote for Norwich Market. Norwich Market is unique in Britain. It dates back more than 900 years, boasts almost 190 stalls and is one of the largest Monday-to-Saturday open market in the country. It contains a fantastic mix of products and services including knitting and embroidery, a vintage clothing collective, fruit and vegetables, beautifully fresh fish, dainty cupcakes, flowers, jewellery and bags - and this list only scratches the surface of its treasure trove of stalls.
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Norfolk Black History Month 2017 was launched at a reception at City Hall, Norwich on Friday, September 29. The Lord Mayor of Norwich, Councillor David Fullman and Molly Samuels-Leport MBE both spoke at the launch. The event included the unveiling of a portrait of Molly Samuels-Leport, painted by North Norfolk based Jamaican artist, Danny Keen, who is also Chairman of Norfolk Black History Month. The portrait will be on display in City Hall reception throughout October. Molly Samuels-Leport MBE, who lives in Walthamstow, was seven times World Karate Champion during the late 1980s and early 1990s, Sunday Times International Sportswoman of the Year and was a recipient of the Jamaican Award for Excellence.
Thursday, 28 September 2017 00:00

Norwich Film Festival

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Norwich Film Festival is back for a 7th year taking place from the 9th November to the 19th November and we are thrilled to bring you our most exciting and diverse festival yet. Over 10 days you'll experience some awesome films, talks and panels. Kicking off NFF17 is a screening of the wonderful A PRIVATE FUNCTION followed by an In Conversation with MICHAEL PALIN which is taking place at the OPEN.
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FANN17, the fifth biennial celebration of architecture in Norwich and Norfolk, organised by the Norfolk Association of Architects (NAA), the local branch of the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) runs throughout October, culminating in the annual Norwich Lecture on 2 November. The festival features the work and ideas of the county's architects, and outstanding work in Norfolk by architects from further afield: buildings, interiors, landscape design and master planning.
Friday, 22 September 2017 00:00

Wake up Call

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In 2005 Grice Chapman Publishing, a small independent Publishing House based at Burgh-Next-Aylsham received a script from a gentleman in Monmouthshire who had been trying to get his work published, his name was Ray Armstrong. Ray had seen that Grice Chapman had published books by Hugh Brandon-Cox about the Wildlife of East Anglia and hoped they would be interested in publishing his book on 25 years of keen observations of the rich diversity of wildlife in his villlage. When Ray shared over 100 wildlife photographs, many the result of many hours of patient watching and waiting in all weathers, to accompany a script with a sharp well defined focus, there was soon a book contract heading from Norfolk to Ray's letterbox!
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The Graham Allen Award is presented annually by NNDC to the project considered to make the most significant contribution to the built environment within the district. Cllr Sue Arnold, Cabinet Member for Planning said: “The standard of entries this year has been excellent yet again.“The shortlist covers such a range of tremendously interesting design projects each with very strong specific merits. “Each one of them makes a great contribution to our built environment and to the high standard of the Graham Allen Awards.”
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From an early age I began my photography with winding-on and a four cube flash that spun around when expelled. If in haste to remove the flash, fingers would be burnt! At that time I had a maximum of 36 exposures which I then took to the chemist and one week later I could collect with the excitement of finding out what I had achieved. The lesson in this would be that if I took a blurry photograph of, for instance my dog running toward me, it would be funny, but when you pay for the images out of your pocket money - twice is not funny at all, simply a waste of money and effort. So I began to think, construct and create what I wished to capture and…
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Her Royal Highness The Princess Royal flew in to Gresham’s by helicopter at the weekend to officially open Gresham’s new music school, the Britten Building and to hand out prizes to pupils at the annual Speech Day celebration. Her Royal Highness was the Guest of Honour for the Senior School Speech Day in her new role as The Prime Warden of The Fishmonger’s Company. As part of that role, she will be Gresham’s Ex Officio Governor. Princess Anne was met by an excited group of Pre-Prep and Prep pupils who were eagerly waving Union Jack flags as she made her way to the School’s Memorial Chapel to enjoy a service for Upper Sixth leavers and their parents.
Monday, 03 July 2017 00:00

Sun shines on South Norfolk on Show

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Thousands of people enjoyed the best of what South Norfolk has to offer at South Norfolk Council’s biggest show of the year on Sunday.The Council’s HQ in Long Stratton was packed with people enjoying the fantastic entertainment, children’s activities and local food and craft stalls. This is the eighth year that the Council has promoted its services through a spectacular day of entertainment for all the family. 
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