All Things Norfolk Directory

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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

9/11 Church Street
Village, Town or City: Sheringham
Postcode: NR26 8QR Please use CAPITAL letters
County: Norfolk
Contact Name: Paul & Nicki
Phone number: 01263826922
Mobile Number: 07961802205
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Driftwood Gallery is the home of Paul Thetford Photography.

At Driftwood Gallery we offer for sale fine art prints of Norfolk and beyond, Prints are available in a wide range of solid wood frames.

We are now offering a full framing service for art work and photographs in a wide range of mouldings.

We also sell prints ready mounted to take away and frame yourself.

We offer a bespoke printing service up to A1+ size and also a bespoke mounting sevice in a choice of different colour mount boards.

we stock a range of photographic papers by Permajet and offer a scan to disc service for old prints, negatives and slides.

A camera sensor cleaning service for Dslr or other interchangeable lens cameras is also provided.

Paul offers 1 to 1 workshops anywhere along the Norfolk or Suffolk coast and he also covers areas of the Norfolk Broads. Workshops can be purchased for oneself or as a gift for someone else.

Also a range of art and craft supplies from Daler Rowney, Major brushes and Country loves crafts are available in store 

So please drop us an email for more information driftwood.gallery@yahoo.com

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3 Grove Farm Barns
Village, Town or City: Booton
Postcode: NR10 4PD Please use CAPITAL letters
County: Norfolk
Contact Name: Stuart Roy
Phone number: 01603 879388
Mobile Number: 07836777213
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I am a painter based in North Norfolk producing a range of original acrylic paintings in a contemporary style. These come in a range of sizes and commissions are welcome.

I have works in a variety of Galleries and am available for commissions.

My paintings are contemporary in style and suitable for a wide range of interior decors.

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River Road
Village, Town or City: Westacre
Postcode: PE32 1UA Please use CAPITAL letters
County: Norfolk
Phone number: 01760 755800
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What is Westacre?  What happens at Westacre and when?  Where is Westacre?  Well, a warm welcome awaits you at Westacre Theatre which has been offering inspiring, inclusive and creative excellence in the heart of West Norfolk for over a quarter of a century.  And Westacre Theatre is probably the only all year-round rural performance venue anywhere in East Anglia.

Why?  You find Theatres in towns and cities – where there are lots of people.  But Westacre is different.  In rolling countryside, Westacre Theatre’s scenic setting comes complete with landscaped lagoon.  In the Summer, the sheltered South-facing terrace hums with audiences eager with anticipation. 

Centrally located just 10 minutes’ drive from Swaffham, 20 minutes from King’s Lynn, and within half an hour of Downham Market, Watton, Dereham, and Fakenham it is easily accessible to most communities in West Norfolk. 

But tucked away in peace and solitude; it remains one of West Norfolk’s best kept secrets.  And once found, everyone always says how lovely it is and ‘Why didn’t we know about Westacre before?’

Westacre attracts all-comers so the volunteers, cast and crew are a happy band performing vital roles in its varied activities.  Many of the team are long-serving troopers; once at Westacre people tend to stay for the friendship and fulfilment. 

West End this is not and nor does it pretend to be.  But The Westacre Theatre Company perform regularly to great acclaim – straight plays of immense integrity and magical musicals too.  As you may expect, Westacre Theatre is more than just a stage.  You can hear every word and see every movement from any of its 80 seats.  The fully-equipped studio theatre is central to its all-inclusive ethos but there are many other parts too.  And the sum of those parts is greater than the converted Chapel where Westacre Theatre was born 25 years ago and is truly a tardis. 

Its own in-house productions are complemented by sourcing the very best Live! and Encore screenings via satellite from the likes of National Theatre, Royal Shakespeare, The Globe and Matthew Bourne.  Fans of mainstream cinema are catered for under the Wednesday Flicks banner showing a carefully selected programme of contemporary films. 

The Riverside Café-Bar serves relaxing drinks, light lunches and simple suppers.  The light and airy Foyer Gallery hosts a continuous back-to-back varied programme of exciting art exhibitions from both up-and-coming and established artists based locally and further afield.  Drama workshops are held weekly and in school holidays for young people from 6 to 18 years old.  Popular art and craft master-classes are all in the repertoire and often over-subscribed.    

There is ample free off-road parking (with surfaced spaces by the door for the less mobile).  A flat floor throughout (including for a universal access loo) goes right to your front row seat in the Studio Theatre.  Give us a look to see what we mean. 

  • W = Wednesday Flicks - The best of contemporary cinema
  • E = Education – Classes in art, crafts and play reading; Bursaries for fortunate students
  • S = Screenings – The satellite link brings world class performances to our full-size screen
  • T = Theatre – Take your pick from well-known favourites or more challenging drama
  • A = Acting – For ages 6 to 18 to create drama without a crisis in weekly drama classes, half term and summer workshops
  • C = Café-Bar – Relaxing drinks at all our performances with light lunches and pre-performance suppers at selected shows – they are very popular so advance booking is wise
  • R = Riverside Walk – A short wander from our sheltered terrace takes you to the tranquil River Nar
  • E = Exhibitions – Artists of all abilities display their latest work in the three distinct spaces open at performance times

Performances and activities are presented in three seasons each year so there is always something new about to take off. www.westacretheatre.com is constantly updated so a visit there will provide you with the pointers you need about what is in store.  But keep checking because fresh productions are being added all the time.  And the value-for-money ticket prices have to be seen to be believed. 

Westacre Theatre is overseen by a charitable foundation so all the support you give to Westacre (just by enjoying a cup of freshly brewed filter coffee, or acquiring that piece of art which caught the corner of your eye) will all go to the worthwhile cause of keeping Westacre Theatre sustainable and alive for the next generation.  The cast and crew is a tiny team but they certainly make it all happen.  Now they are on your radar, do different and try the Theatre that is different too.      

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9 Upton Road
Village, Town or City: Norwich
Postcode: NR4 7PA Please use CAPITAL letters
County: Norfolk
Contact Name: Stuart
Phone number: 01603 457324
Mobile Number: 07905886835
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Passionate people photographer, based in Norwich  …  enthusiastic portrait photographer … Family portraits especially … Particularly fascinated by trying to capture the exuberance and joy of young children making sense of the world…

Family portrait photography and children’s portraits ….

I have an enhanced DBS check and am on the update service. I have £5 million pounds public liability insurance.

30 years experience as photographer, 5 years as professional. (Previously  - 22 years in primary education, including seven years as the head of Mulbarton Infant School) I have conducted multiple photoshoots in schools and preschools throughout Norfolk, clients this year include Mulbarton Primary, Mulberrybush, Nightingale First, Colman infant and Junior, Caister Infant, Fred Nicholson Special School St Helen's preschool, and Salhouse toddler group.

Children are an amazing photographic subject. They see the world differently, and often express a lot more love and emotion than adults. Being able to capture that is both a fantastic photographic challenge, and a profound learning experience.

I also work closely with dance schools and PE departments, capturing the exuberance of young people in motion. Special fundraisers for PTAs and committees a speciality.

Also on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/StuBeardphotography and twitter @srjbeard 

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The Manse, Mill Road
Village, Town or City: Mattishall
Postcode: NR20 3RN Please use CAPITAL letters
County: Norfolk
Contact Name: Joe Lenton
Phone number: +441603516288
Mobile Number: 07813 148338
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Getting started taking photos can be easy. But some can find improving difficult with confusion over the camera controls, fear of Photoshop and lack of ideas. With expert tuition you can become a better photographer faster. Whether having a  1-2-1 session tailored to your needs and interests, joining a group workshop or learning online, Original Art Photography is here to help you become the photographer you want to be. 

Joe Lenton ASINWP, ASWPP is a multiple international award-winning professional photographer. He has taught many photographers at many levels, including Norfolk's 2018 EDP Wedding Photographer of the Year. All lessons are structured to enable rapid learning. Group workshops are always limited to small numbers to ensure everyone has a great learning environment with plenty of time to shoot and ask questions. Joe has been a guest speaker at the UEA and City College, teaching on both aspects of photography and its role in contemporary marketing and PR. 

Whether you want to learn landscape photography, fashion, portrait photography, fine art or product photography, you will be learning from a professional with awards covering a wide array of genres. Previous students have gone on to become successful wedding photographers and earn a living through selling their art and photographic services. Don't waste time learning things you don't need. Learn key skills quickly from a respected industry professional.

Here are testimonials from just a handful of Joe's students:

"Straight away I could tell that Joe was knowledgeable about photography and has a very good way of explaining the subject and helpful with any questions I had and patience! Would definitely recommend Joe @ Original Art Photography if you are looking to improve your photography techniques!" (Vinny, S.)

"I had an amazing workshop with Joe today. Learnt a huge amount. Thank you for explaining everything and for being so patient. Would highly recommend tuition with Joe" (Anne H.)

"I really appreciate Joe's hands on approach to any course he does. He has a very well rehearsed and relaxed method that brings out the best in his clients. Joe builds up his programme throughout the session in well designed building blocks so continual progress is made. He is very positive and helps to promote a good standard of work. The courses are designed so that the client goes home with images that show the progression of the day. It was a very positive experience" (Heather L.)

"Joe was enthusiastic, helpful and very knowledgeable and made it interesting and enjoyable" (Bernard W.)

Joe has had images published in print and online with various magazines and media companies including EDP, Times, EEN, Professional Imagemaker, Daily Mail, Build It, Places & Faces, Creative Talent, Gilded, Daily Telegraph, Creative Portrait Magazine. His work has been exhibited in many countries including Canada, Finland, Turkey, Cyprus, Serbia.

Your time & money are precious, so spend them in the company of a trusted professional with proven results. Take control of your camera, release your inner artist and take your photography to new heights.

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PO Box 1239
Village, Town or City: Norwich
Postcode: NR12 8XF Please use CAPITAL letters
County: Norfolk
Contact Name: Chris
Website: Website Title

Chris Crowther spent 42 years of his working life flying aeroplanes and helicopters in various parts of the world, mainly West Africa as Chief Pilot of a helicopter operation, and where his first books were written. After hanging up his flying helmet, he skippered passenger boats on the Norfolk Broads where he now lives with his wife Sue, rowing and sailing while plotting his next “Jack Fellows” adventure.

THE “JACK FELLOWS” SERIES OF MURDER AND MYSTERY

Dastardly deeds are not something you automatically associate with Norfolk, but local author Chris Crowther has gone even further and used the tranquil magic of Broadland as the setting for his series of whodunits.

The sleuth in these stories is Jack Fellows, a navigation ranger with the Broads Authority, who spends his days patrolling the waterways, assisting boaters and enforcing the river by-laws. Like many rangers, he has a police background, in his case as a Detective Superintendant with Scotland Yard, and a copper’s instinct that looks beyond the carefree boating to a rather more sinister world of strange happenings and questionable deaths. For Jack, much to the dismay of his long-suffering wife, Audrey, this is just grist to the mill of his investigative skills. And so, amongst marsh and reedbed, old boatyards, dilapidated windpumps and unique wildlife, wrongdoers are pursued, though with many a twist en route, to a solution that will challenge every armchair detective until the very last page.

WATERPROOF – A brutal murder, but the police soon have their man . . . or have they?

STILL WATERS – A girl inherits a boatyard from her grandfather . . . except she’s never heard of either before in her life.

THE WATER FROLIC – A joint endeavour might just reconcile two very different communities, until . . .

WATER UNDER THE BRIDGE – How do you solve a crime that had to be impossible in the first place?

MURKY WATERS – The simple contents of a long-lost handbag lead down a trail that becomes ever murkier.

DEAD IN THE WATER – Could a despised new landowner really be the victim of a time-slip?

For more details, visit Chris’s website: www.chriscrowther.co.uk

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