All Things Arts & Crafts showcases the fabulous work and products of those who reside and work in Norfolk. Whether you are looking for Norfolk prints, unique Norfolk gifts, painting lessons on the Broads, Children craft parties or Norfolk Publishers, this category demonstrates why Norfolk has such a vibrant Arts scene which is well renowned througout the globe
All the songs on this Norfolk Heroes CD were composed by Bob Wright who has lived in Cromer most of his life. Most of the songs are true stories of people and places around Norfolk and give a good account of life in Norfolk past and present. To purchase this CD please click here .
Since 2000 Bob has composed over 200 songs on a wide range of subjects about life in general in his laid back relaxed style. Bob records all his songs in his music room in Cromer on an 8 track cassette recorder and plays all the instruments himself; vocals, guitar, banjo, bass, drums and harmonica. Final mixing is done at Ian Bell's mixing studio in Holt.
Up to now Bob has completed 12 albums with a mix of country, rock, folk, blues and ballads. All Bob's music can be heard free, downloaded or bought from his web site www.thesongfactory.co.uk
PLAYLIST FOR NORFOLK HEROES CD
1. Down The A149. This song is about the road from Kings Lyn to Cromer. Norfolk's answer to Route 66
2. The Ballad Of Henry Blogg. Famous lifeboat coxswain and Cromer man
3. Yellow And Green. One for the Norwich City football fans
4. Happisburgh. The endless battle this village is having with the North Sea
5. Cromer Cha Cha. Where the sun rises from the sea every morning and sets in the sea every night
6. On The Beach. A day tripp to the sea. Lovely! And fish and chips for tea
7. The Poppy Line. Take a ride on North Norfolk Railway's steam trains. It's scenic all the way
8. Norfolk Broads Sailor. Heaven afloat
9. Louise Stephens Lifeboat. Been around a bit and still going strong
10. Nelson. Norfolk boy does well
11. Come On. Nostalgic look at the 50s
12. Sheringham. A hive of activity here.
13. Christmas Starts Tonight. All about the Thursford Christmas Show and its founder George Cushing
14. Never Turn Back. True story of the Caister lifeboat disaster which happened in 1901
15. Great Yarmouth By The Sea. Endless things to do in Norfolk's premier holiday destination
16. Look East. The BBC's local news station. gets a good review
17. Cromer By The Sea. This song could have been written for the tourist board
18. Edtih Louisa Cavell. The Noroflk girl that really cared. British First World War nurse.
19. I know What I Like. It's in the Norfolk dialect so I hope you can understand it
Located in the North Norfolk village of Roughton, I offer bespoke Guitar Tuition to players of all ages and abilities, whether you're an absolute beginner, an intermediate player who just lacks direction, or an advanced guitarist looking to improve your technique.
My speciality is Classical Guitar, and to date I have entered well in excess of 200 candidates for Trinity College graded examinations, with a 100% pass rate, from initial to grade 8. Whilst many players love to work towards their grades, some players simply enjoy playing for the love of the music, and tailored lessons mean that these students can learn whatever style inspires them.
Also available are acoustic and rock guitar lessons, particularly useful for those wanting to play in a band or write their own songs.
Thank you for visiting my page. I am an author from Wymondham in Norfolk and I write under the pseudonym of Madeline Dando. This was the name of my late mum and I am extremely proud to write under her name.
My real name is Martin Wanger and I originate from the East End of London. I have been married to my lovely wife Brenda since 1972 and we have two grown up children. I am so proud to live in beautiful Norfolk; we’ve lived here since 1994 and we simply adore the county. We love socialising, travelling
For many years I have had a burning desire to create inspirational stories that readers can lose themselves in. I have self-published two books to date; the first called “Amber Sands”, a true love story with bags of courage, resilience and triumph over adversity. I want the book to warm your heart, break your heart and to inspire each and every reader.
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Reviews on Amber Sands
"What a wonderful read, It was such a heartffelt story. The characters came alive, the book was an easy book to read and once I started reading I could not put it down. I don't often cry but Amser was such a lovely character and became so real. Can't wait for the next book by this author"
"I have just finished reading Amber Sands. It is a really heart warming story with lots of real life issues covered. It is a story of first love and how sometimes however hard you try the feelings for that first love never go away. Its a story of how we cannot change the post but we can change the future. The story is very well written and I found hard to put down. I am looking forward to the sequel"
"An unwanted child looks beyond her own grief and loneliness to give others what she craved for but never received – the gift of love and understanding.
The heroine of Amber Sands reminds me of someone I know; and I think a lot of readers would end up relating to her. Amser is a large-hearted, kind and wonderful woman. Even when things are not going well for her she is busy bringing sunshine into the lives of those around her. A single parent, she has instilled the same values in her own daughter. The plot is simple and moves at a pace that makes it easier to fall into step with Amser and her life. I am looking forward to reading more books by this author"
Leaving Her Tears Behind
My most recent novel is called “Leaving Her Tears Behind”. A story of love, desire, greed, hate and revenge, that I think will keep you on the edge of your seat right till the very end.
When you read my books I hope you will gain a sense of everything that I love around me, including the wonderful county of Norfolk and the incredible people that live here.
Two thirds of "Leaving her Tears Behind" is set in North Norfolk in a fictitious place called Cleybourne. Of coiurse I had Weybourne in mind and there are reference to Sheringham, Sheringham Park, Aylsham, Holt, Holkham Beach, Swaffham and the North Norfolk Railway (which is a particular love of mine as well as Sheringham Golf course) .
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Reviews on Leaving Her Tears Behind.
"Leaving her tears behind is a must book to read. The characters in the book became very real. Some were more likeable than others. The ending was not as expected so if you are reading this book don’t skip any pages and read to the very end. I recommend this book easy read".
"An exciting tale of two women, totally opposite in personality, told against the background of war torn London and the contrasting idyllic life in a county manor in Norfolk. The book is filled with realistic characters and situations, but with some surprises to keep one's interest until the very end. I look forward to reading more from this author".
"I absolutely loved this book, from the very first page it draws you into the story and the feeling of almost being there. Based around the East End of London it's the area where I was born and grew up and being able to relate to the places and understand the culture of the East End post-war and up the the 1960s it felt as though the story could have related to anyone I knew, including myself. It really is a lovely and engrossing read and I read the whole book within 3 days. I can highly recommend this book as it takes you away from the pressures of the modern day back to a time when things seemed far more simple and straightforward, albeit hard work but a simpler way of life nonetheless. I really look forward to more books from this author".
All books are available from the All Things Norfolk Shop by clicking here
Warm, encouraging and supportive, I’m a professional vocal coach and guitar teacher. With years of recording, touring and performing experience, I love sharing my skills and passion for music, offering singing and guitar lessons in Norwich, Norfolk, UK for all ages.
I can tailor the lesson for you in a fun, relaxed environment that also ensure you’re equipped with a range of techniques.
I can help you prepare for an upcoming audition or performance and learn various vocal techniques and exercises. You can also record your vocals and make quality demo recordings. I can also help you with your nerves, breathing and help build your confidence. In 2015 one of my talented vocal students, Breeze Redwine, won the Pre Teen Awardat TeenStar, the UK’s biggest search for teenage and pre-teen singers at Birmingham’s NEC. She also achieved the highest score of the night from the prestigious industry judges and beautifully performed my song ‘Here Alone’
In 2016 she released her debut single called ‘Courage’ which I wrote for her. The music video has had thousands of views on YouTube and is released on iTunes through Proper.
She also recently won many awards at the World Championships of Performing Arts, an international performing arts talent competition and educational experience held annually in Hollywood. Among her many achievements, Breeze won 4 Golds, 2 Silvers and Overall Champion twice. She also won an Industry Award, meaning she is most likely to makeit in the music industry.
“Lisa has been an amazing vocal coach to my daughter Breeze. She has been having lessons for over 2 years and worked wonders with Breeze’s confidence, performance, breath control and vocal ability. She’s guided her through difficult songs and different styles while being constantly supportive and encouraging as well as regularly sending exercises and backing tracks. She has provided invaluable guidance and support for when Breeze has had major auditions in London and across the UK and Breeze recently won the Pre Teen Award at the prestigious national Teen Star competition at Birmingham’s NEC. Lisa has also been teaching Breeze guitar and she is already on her way to playing lots of songs. Thank you Lisa. We couldn’t have done it without you.” Jackie Redwine
Guitar Lessons and Ukulele
My guitar and ukulele lessons are fun and enjoyable. Focussing on those beginning the guitar or those aiming to follow the singer/songwriter path like myself, I ensure lessons are built around your aims and can teach you your favourite songs and riffs so that you’ll learn quickly.
Singing and guitar lessons take place in my comfortable, fully equipped teaching room in the golden triangle area of Norwich, where on street parking permits are provided.
I also provide songwriting classes and help you to develop your ideas.
Flexible times, competitive prices.
Due to the current Covid restrictions I am providing online music lessons via Zoom, Skype, Microsoft Teams or FaceTime. There are also special block booking deals for 45 minute and 1 hour lessons.
To find out more please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. I would love to hear from you and would be happy to help with any of your queries.
Please click on the image below for my introduction video about my music classes
“Since having singing lessons with Lisa, I’ve noticed dramatic changes in my voice, for example I always used to sing from my throat and I’d run out of breath very, very quickly. Lisa has sent me vocal exercises and backing tracks to practise at home, which I find very useful in preparation for the next lesson. It’s a great hobby, and it’s something that I look forward to doing each fortnight, which is quite funny because I actually have a singing phobia, but Lisa’s teaching style puts me at ease. Ann Marie Harrison
”Lisa has really helped me with my vocals and given me so much more confidence with my singing. She has shown me some great vocal techniques which have really improved my singing.” Kate Yuill
“Before I started having singing sessions with Lisa, I didn’t feel confident anymore at my ability to sing. Since having the sessions with Lisa, she has helped me to gain my confidence back, she is friendly and approachable. She has shown me how to strengthen my breathing skills and support my core vocal ability and head voice. Sharing her vocal warm ups and techniques to attempt some challenging songs…Lisa is helping me to prepare for a big audition and thanks to Lisa the song I have chosen is broadening my vocal ability to a higher standard, Lisa is being patient and providing me with some really supportive feedback to progress further.” Rachael Francis
“My 10 year old daughter, Saskia, has been having guitar and singing lessons with Lisa. Within weeks of starting she went from not being able to play a thing to singing and playing many of her favourite songs. Since then she has gone from strength to strength. Lisa has been a real inspiration to Saskia. She knows how to connect with children. She’s vibrant and fun but at the same time nurturing and attentive. It’s a real pleasure to hear my daughter perform. Thanks Lisa.” Kerry Williams
“I have been attending vocal lessons with Lisa for about a year now, as a student at Access To Music I was looking for some extra support with my vocals. Lisa is honest, patient and understanding of my vocal needs. I have learnt what my voice is capable of, breathing technique’s and warm up exercise’s. All of these contribute to my new found confidence with regards to my singing. I would highly recommend Lisa for all your vocal needs.” Karl Moore
To check out my music please visit https://lisaredford.bandcamp.
Paul Dickson is an independent publisher, working with Norfolk writers.
He is the publisher of the following books (all titles available from the All Things Norfolk online shop) :
Miracle in Kigali, the story of Illuminee Nganemariya and her son Roger's survival during the Rwandan Genocide of 1994 and subsequent life in Norwich.
Curly Sheep's Bad Hair Day and Molly Moo the independent cow, by Sandra Derry, fun books introducing young readers to the countryside and farm life.
A Moment in Time, 50 stories that bring East Anglian history to life, by Peter Sargent, published October 2017.
Ink in my blood, my half century in newspapers, by Neil Haverson, published March 2018.
A Place in History, 50 more East Anglian moments in time, by Peter Sargent, published 26 September 2018.
On The Edge, a debut novel by local writer and former GP, Tony Ashman, published 1 November 2018.
Anglian Annals , more moments in time by Peter Sargent
My Word! The stories behind our favourite words by Peter Sargent
Paul is also an independent tour guide offering guided tours in Norwich and the Broads National Park.
To purchase any of the above books please visit his Store in the All Things Norfolk Shop by clicking here
I am a small independent business working from my home in Norfolk.
My love for art came in my early twenties and my aim is to spread a message of love and inspiration, turning my energy into something quirky and beautiful.
Creating work that entertains and causes a positive feeling inside you makes me a very happy artist.
These and many more pieces of my work can be purchased in my Store in the All Things Norfolk Shop by clicking here