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Jerene Irwin, Associate Director at Chaplin Farrant in Norwich, is the new President of the Norfolk Association of Architects (NAA). Jerene is the second female President in NAA’s 96-year history, following the late Sheila Gooch, who was President in 1975-77.
Jerene’s key activity during the first six months of her two-year presidency is to lead planning for FANN17, the biennial Festival of Architecture in Norwich & Norfolk. 
Published in Norfolk News
Friday, 29 July 2016 00:00

Heritage Open Days

Heritage Open Days (HODs) is England's biggest heritage festival celebrating our fantastic history, architecture and culture. Here in Norfolk, the local 2016 festival brochure is available from Monday 1 August, bursting with over 200 hidden places and heritage events just waiting to be discovered between Thursday 8 – Sunday 11 September

The HODs festival offers a combination of drop-in and pre-book events all over the county and booking opens on Monday 1 August. Brochures will be available from The Forum in Norwich, Tourist Information Centres, libraries and many other venues across the county. The full programme of HODs events across Norfolk can also be found online from Monday via www.heritageopendays.org.uk

Published in Visitor Guide
Wednesday, 20 July 2016 00:00

Norwich Science Festival

The inaugural city-wide Norwich Science Festival has today announced its first wave of headline talks and events.

For two weeks this autumn, science is celebrated with a packed programme of fascinating exhibitions, hands-on family activities, inspiring celebrity talks and noisy theatrical shows for all ages and all levels of scientific knowledge.

The festival takes place 18 – 30 October 2016 and is being organised by The Forum, Norwich, with the support of many partner organisations.

Published in Visitor Guide
The 21st Wymondham Music Festival Fortnight drew to a close on Saturday, July 16. Richard Elliott, Music Festival Chairman reflects on two weeks of music making in the town.
“We have had a brilliant fortnight, with good audiences enjoying a wonderful musical menu. Wymondham High Academy launched the Festival in style in the Market Place; a very talented group of musicians performed in a wide range of styles.” 
“The Jazz Picnic was a great success this year; we had good weather, with more than 1000 people and picnics at Becketswell.  It was good to see so many families enjoying themselves.”
Published in Music Scene
The Wymondham Music Festival team were at Saturday's Farmers' Market to launch the 2016 Festival brocuhure. Wymondham Music Festival Fortnight returns for the 21st year from Friday, July 1 to Saturday, July 16.  The annual Town Busking Day is also on the menu, taking place on Saturday, May 28 (11am-2pm), and there are two Market Place Music sessions on Saturdays June 11 and 25 (both 10am-12noon). 
Richard Elliott, Festival Chairman said, “This year we are celebrating our 21st Festival and are focussing on community and family events and live local music, combined with a selection of top artists with a national profile. Local highlights include our Festival Fortnight launch with Wymondham High Academy and our special Wymondham Entertains evening, which is a partnership with Wymondham’s Got Talent. And our Wymondham’s Big Sing weekend is a chance for singers of all abilities to get involved in putting on a scratch concert.”
Published in Music Scene
Monday, 26 October 2015 00:00

Wymondham Words Festival Success

The 6th Wymondham Words Festival of literature, poetry, drama, conversation and music, which ran from 8 to 21 October, was a great success. Larger audiences than ever enjoyed a wonderful range of events in excellent venues. Highlights included actress Hannah Lee’s magical performance of ‘Jane Austen at Home’ in the splendid setting of Kimberley Hall’s music room, Guardian journalist and nature writer Patrick Barkham speaking at an event held jointly with Wymondham Nature Group and the Poetry Supper at the Green Dragon with dynamic performances by acclaimed poets Chris Beckett and Tom Warner.

Published in Norfolk News
Thursday, 09 July 2015 00:00

Festival season for Lisa Redford

Festival season is now in full swing and thankfully we’ve mostly had some beautiful summer weather to accompany it.

Last Saturday I played at Dubs in the Hall Festival. Aimed predominately at owners and lovers of Volkswagen Campers, it has a friendly, laid-back atmosphere and the sultry weather we had certainly contributed to a really relaxing feel. The festival is located in the beautiful setting of Holt Hall in North Norfolk and with an eclectic mix of live music, from reggae, rockabilly, rock, indie, folk and acoustic plus DJ sets, there was something for everyone. 


Published in Music Scene
Thursday, 07 August 2014 00:00

The Havago Festival

Cordelia Spalding and Alison Atkins are an Arts Collaboration “"ME AND ER" that specialise in public participatory and outreach programmes. They have been working together for four years,  trailing our little horsebox across the county offering the public a chance to "havago" at something Arty or creative. 

Havago is a celebration of the creative skills that are right here in Norfolk! Illustrators, weavers, fashion Designers, hat makers, Furniture Designers, Musicians, dancers etc

Published in Norfolk News