Month: April 2017

Norwich Eye review – Omid Djalili; Schmuck for a Night

Omid Djalili – photo supplied by Theatre Royal A packed Norwich audience turned out on a chilly Sunday evening to give a warm welcome to Omid Djalili and his support act Boothby Graffoe. Graffoe is tall and shambles onto stage with guitar, used to play short songs as part of his routine. He made much of the recent news of a large consignment of cocaine being handed in to police after washing up on the Norfolk coast. While he appeared convinced that some community shareout of some of this must have occurred I think most of this Norwich audience...

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Norwich Prepares For Bank Holiday Hip Hop Takeover Ahead Of International Festival

Photo supplied by Theatre Royal BREAKIN’ CONVENTION Some Bank Holiday breaking and body-popping is on the cards for Norwich as a host of top hip hop performers prepare to invade the city. Members of the Cambridge-based group SIN Cru will showcase their skills in various parts of the city on Bank Holiday Saturday April 29. You can catch them outside The Forum at 11am and 3pm, and in Norwich’s Castle Mall at 12pm and 2pm. The displays will act as a preview for the international hip hop dance festival Breakin’ Convention which comes to the Theatre Royal on May...

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A Norwich Eye review – The Woman In Black at Norwich Theatre Royal

Who remembers 1989? 1989 marked the first production of ‘The Woman In Black’, this week’s offer from Norwich Theatre Royal. If a play has been gracing stages for that long, it is worth a look. It is a simple and straightforward offer, at first. A two hander and classic thriller that builds tension from the start and guarantees a few shocks and surprises along the way. Like all good horror tales we spool back about a hundred years to time when taking a pony and trap might not have been modern, but was quite normal. Keep your eye out...

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Police investigate series of arsons in Norwich

  Police are investigating a series of arsons in the Mile Cross area of Norwich over the Easter weekend. Two wheelie bins were set alight in St Mary’s Road between 9pm on Friday 14 April and 2.45am on Saturday 15 April. A wheelie bin in Greenhills Road was also targeted between 8pm on Friday 14 April and 2am on Saturday 15 April. A shed was set alight in Vale Green at approximately 12.30am on Saturday 15 April whilst a hedge in Bowers Avenue was targeted a short time later at about 12.50am. In the most recent incident a hedge...

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Chloe Smith confirms intention to stand in snap election

Chloe Smith MP – photo © The Eye Snapper    Chloe Smith, MP for Norwich North has responded to the news of a General Election to be held on 8th June to confirm that she wants to stand for election in Norwich North once again. Other parties have yet to select or confirm their candidates for this constituency. Chloe Smith said: “This election can provide the strong and stable leadership the country needs to see us through Brexit and beyond.  Subject to my party’s formal internal procedures, I will be standing again to be elected as Norwich North’s MP...

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