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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

156 Southwell Road
Village, Town or City: Norwich
Postcode: NR1 3RP Please use CAPITAL letters
County: Norfolk
Contact Name: Paul Dickson
Phone number: 01603 666011
Fax Number: 0871 989 2094
Mobile Number: 07801 103737
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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

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2 Station Road
Village, Town or City: Sheringham
Postcode: NR26 8RE Please use CAPITAL letters
County: Norfolk
Phone number: 01263 822347
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Sheringham’s Little Theatre is closely connected in so many ways.  Established for six decades, it comes with that hard-earned reputation for being an essential component of the coastal community.  

Standing proud opposite the Town’s Clock Tower, it faces due North towards the sea that has shaped Sheringham’s history.  A force to be reckoned with, both its summer repertory season and its traditional pantomime are legendary in the British theatre industry, reflected by the audiences filling the 160 brand new seats and who are happy to just keep on coming back for more.  

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Showcasing Sheringham’s stage and screen, it connects with people across wide ranging tastes.  Both the Little Theatre Players and numerous touring companies perform a superb selection of classic plays as well as the best of modern material.  

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The satellite dish and full-size silver screen present a much sought after connection with world class ballet and opera.  Fans of mainstream movies are not forgotten and are well catered for alongside maestros of music from all genres.

The service called Friendly Faces features an informal link for new-comers and those who feel daunted at attending on their own; tangible proof of the Theatre’s credentials for wishing to connect with all who choose to come along.      

Open six days every week, the Hub Café provides a warm and welcoming destination, an amazingly popular venue for everyone to catch up over a cuppa and cake.  For those who yearn for a closer involvement, there is a fun and enjoyable adult drama group, plus drama workshops for 6 to 16 year olds.  Why go anywhere else when you can come to your local Theatre and be on a proper stage? 

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Sheringham has the benefit of regular direct transport connections with local communities and with Norwich itself by both bus and rail services.  The Little Theatre has several car parks in the vicinity which are a level walk away.  Morris Street is the closest at only a few minutes’ wander and is free of charge in the evenings.  Once inside the Theatre foyer, it is a level access to the café, toilets and front row of the auditorium – making the trip out easier for those with limited mobility. 

All the numerous events need a happy team on hand to ensure they run smoothly.  Volunteers play an essential part, helping with a variety of tasks, including welcoming visitors, selling programmes or serving in the café bar.  Anyone who has a couple of hours to spare from time to time would be genuinely welcome to join the team.  Your contribution would help ensure the sustainability of your well-connected Sheringham Little Theatre for you, your children and your grandchildren.  

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Facilities:
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  • Children Welcome
  • Groups Allowed
  • Air condition
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Based in Norwich covering Norfolk and East Anglia
Contact Name: Sarah Young
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The Digbys Art is based in Norwich but can work across Norfolk and East Anglia

Curation

Having handled curation of exhibitions for galleries, fine art auction houses and individual artists, they can now work in all manner of venues here in Norfolk from tents to theatres, restaurants and dedicated gallery spaces. They can source art works for your purchase or run pop-up exhibitions, or create an ongoing programme of exhibitions for your venue.

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If you are an artist wanting assistance with pricing, picture selection for competitions or exhibitions? Or looking to build up your presence in East Anglia by taking part in group or solo exhibitions? Or would like someone to help you liaise with clients, or negotiate commissions on your behalf? Get in touch!

With thousands of artists in Norfolk - The Digbys Art are always looking for new venues to accommodate exhibitions - if you think this is you - please get in touch.

Exhibitions

Exhibition/Gallery in your venue: Working alongside your chosen theme (or ours), The Digbys Art can perform a number of tasks, including setting up the venue, sourcing artists and art works, marketing and social media to promote the exhibition, organising the hang, and organising and facilitating events around the exhibition, including private views or community workshops.

If you are looking for artworks - either to purchase or exhibit in your home or venue? The Digbys Art can find artists and artworks to suit your taste and budget, and act as intermediary between yourself and the artist.

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Events

Art Events: The Digbys Art can arrange workshops, private views, and charity fundraisers with an art theme

Do get in touch to discuss via the website thedigbysart.com or email on thedigbysare@gmail.com

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The Golden Triangle Area
Village, Town or City: Norwich
County: Norfolk
Contact Name: Lisa Redford
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Indie Voucher Details: £10 introductory first half hour lesson (usually £15).
4 half hour sessions for £40 (usually £60)
45 minute lessons are £23 but block book 5 lessons in advance and get them for £20 per lesson
1 hour lessons are £30 but block book 5 lessons in advance and get them for £25 each
To book contact Lisa at parrotrecords@gmail.com and mention All Things Norfolk offer
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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.

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Vocal Coach

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.  

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“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

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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.

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Songwriting Classes

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 parrotrecords@gmail.com. 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

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Testimonials

“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

Lisa's Music

To check out my music please visit https://lisaredford.bandcamp.com/ and to view a video of one of my tracks, "Anything But Easy" which was filmed locally please click on the image below

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Facilities:
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Moulton Nurseries, Moulton St Mary,
Village, Town or City: Acle
Postcode: NR13 3AP Please use CAPITAL letters
County: Norfolk
Phone number: 07835448990
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Come and visit Jessie's Country Crafts based in Moulton Nurseries – A family run Craft and Gift Shop for all the family in Moulton St Mary, just outside Acle, Norwich NR13 3AP.

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We have now been in business for 4 years and have recently moved to a larger store within Moulton Nurseries, we are open 10am till 4 pm Wednesday through till Sunday

Our handmade items include many different items including light up bottles, handmade greeting and birthday cards, pet feeders, pebble art pictures, bunting, handmade sculptures, jewellery, refurbished furniture, wall plaques, crystals, pictures, plant stands, reclaimed wood shelves, decorated candles, decorated trinket boxes, bird houses and feeders and framed pictures.

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We also stock many gifts including Yankee candles, wax melts, aromatherapy & fragrance oils, oil burners, electric diffusers, salty lamps, room fragrances and aromatherapy sprays, statues, ladies scarves, men’s and ladies jewellery and chinaware.

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We can make special items to order and accept all major credit and debit cards, google and apple pay. 

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Jessie's Country Crafts are on social media by clicking on the follow this business icons below, as well as on pinterest at https://www.pinterest.co.uk/jessiescountrycrafts  

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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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Facilities:
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  • Restaurant
  • Winebar
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  • Disabled facilities
  • Children Welcome
  • Groups Allowed
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