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
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.
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.
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.
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