Month: September 2016

Blues Brothers – a student guest review

Norwich Theatre Royal/ Tuesday 20th September 2016 Psychedelic. Comedic. Feel good. Those are a few words that spring to mind when watching the ‘Blues Brothers’ at the Theatre Royal on 20th September 2016. The performance started out with the outstanding, electric sounds of the band, who were live onstage to invite audience members to get up and dance. The jazz themed start with the saxophone leading the way was a really engaging start to the performance with an incredible sax solo. The instrumentals triggered the ‘feel good’ mood to the whole show and really captured the way the style...

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Ex-social workers encouraged back to the profession by County Council

It is known that the shortage of experienced social workers nationally is leading to an increased reliance on expensive agency workers. Norfolk County Council is striving to address this by the launch of its Social Care Academy this summer, aimed at recruiting and retaining more social workers by promising employees personal development opportunities throughout their career. The goal is not only to attract and keep a stable workforce, but also to encourage former social workers to consider returning to the profession. Now, a national scheme is also bidding to tempt ex-social workers back. Nationally, more than 11% of social...

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Felicity Kendal leads strong cast in A Room With A View

Norwich Theatre Royal – November 7-12, 2016 The nation’s sweetheart when she first shot to fame in the mid-1970s as the long-suffering Barbara Good opposite her self-sufficiency obsessed husband Tom (Richard Briers) in The Good Life, Felicity Kendal comes to Norwich Theatre Royal in another much-loved story – A Room With A View. Based on the classic EM Forster novel, this major new stage production is presented by Theatre Royal Bath who brought the critically-acclaimed Hobson’s Choice to the city this Spring, which proved to be one of the year’s hottest tickets. A Room With A View has been...

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Don’t Miss Out On Seeing Star-Studded Musical Classic

Chicago – October 31st to November 5th Don’t miss out on snapping up tickets for the return of a musical classic en route to Norwich Theatre Royal with a star-studded cast. Chicago is back from October 31 to November 5 and features three well-known stage and TV names – Hayley Tamaddon, John Partridge and Jessie Wallace. The show is poised to be a sell-out and anyone who has not already snapped up tickets is being urged to get in touch with the box office now to ensure they can see it. John Bultitude, of Norwich Theatre Royal, said: “This...

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Hellesdon and Horsford SNAP meeting

Residents living in the Hellesdon and Horsford area are being encouraged to have their say and help shape local priorities. A Safer Neighbourhood Action Panel (SNAP) meeting will take place on Wednesday 19 October 2016 at 7pm at Diamond Jubilee Lodge in Woodview Road, Hellesdon. The meeting will give people the chance to raise any issues or concerns they may have about where they live and speak to panel members made up of representatives from the police, district council and other agencies. The panel will decide on the priorities for the area for all partners to act upon for...

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