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Autumn Steam Gala a Success for North Norfolk Railway

4 September 2017

The North Norfolk Railway (NNR) held its Autumn Steam Gala on the 1st to the 3rd of September in perfect weather conditions. The event, which was hit with the news that one of its guest locomotives could not attend a week before, still drew in many visitors. . 
 

Hospice Children Enjoy Close Encounters with Sea Creatures

30 August 2017

A close encounter with creatures of the deep brought smiles to the faces of four children from the East Anglia Children’s Hospice when they visited Great Yarmouth Sea Life Centre.

Pensthorpe Natural Park - Wild about the Wensum

5 May 2017

Jess French, best known for 'Minibeast Adventures with Jess', on CBeebies, is opening the hugely popular Wild about the Wensum event at Pensthorpe Natural Park on Saturday, May 6, 2017. Now in its 11th year, the event encourages everyone to enjoy the wonderful Wensum Valley.

Wild West-Set Panto A Huge Hit In The East

16 January 2017

Wayne Sleep in the Wild West helped make this year’s Norwich Theatre Royal pantomime a huge success. Jack and The Beanstalk, which featured a star cast headed by the renowned dancer and performer, proved popular with all ages.
61,200 people saw the show which generated a record-breaking £1,087,670 in ticket sales, an increase on last year’s previous record of £1,072,236.
The panto also won glowing praise from audiences and critics alike thanks to a strong cast starring opposite Wayne including panto stalwart Richard Gauntlett who wrote and directed the show as well as playing Dame Nigella Trottalot, comedy favourite Ben Langley as the always-energetic Silly Billy, Norwich’s own Harriet Bunton as Dolly the Fairy, popular West End performer David Burilin in the title role, and distinguished character actor David Gant as Sheriff Phil Hiccup with songstress Mira Ormala as Jolene.

Exuberance is Beauty David Holgate Retrospective The Hostry Norwich Cathedral

13 January 2017

Norfolk Contemporary Art Society, Norfolk Contemporary Craft Society and Norwich Twenty Group are combining to stage an exhibition at The Hostry, Norwich Cathedral, from 21 January to 26 February 2017, celebrating the life of David Holgate. David, who died in 2014, was an active member of all three arts organisations. The title of the show, Exuberance is Beauty, is taken from one of his exquisite pieces of letter carving. An accomplished musician, sculptor, calligrapher and an innovative teacher, David’s life and work seemed to be united in a brave and inexhaustible search for meaning and beauty in everything he did.

Rare Mangabey Baby Monkey Born at Africa Alive!

12 December 2016

A rare mangabey monkey has been born at Africa Alive! near Lowestoft. This primate is endemic to the Democratic Republic of the Congo where it can be found south of the Congo River. Very little is known about this species in the wild, however, whilst information on its population status is limited, it appears to be very patchily distributed across its range, and with major threats including hunting (both for meat and the pet trade) and the risk from localised habitat loss, the population is decreasing and it is thought to be endangered.

Norwich Theatre Royal Says Formal Farewell To Peter Wilson

6 December 2016

Buoyant ticket sales and a bumper year of successful shows will ensure outgoing Norwich Theatre Royal chief executive Peter Wilson leaves the organisation in a good position.

The Thursford Christmas Spectacular returns for it's 40th year

14 November 2016

The Thursford Christmas Spectacular returns for it's 40th year on Thursday 10 November 2016. This traditional show for families young and old, is one of Britain’s hottest tickets and gives visitors the chance to watch West End performers in the picturesque setting of Thursford, Norfolk.