Month: April 2017

Public gets to see behind the scenes for hospital open day and fete

  The Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital will be opening its doors to the public from 11am to 4pm on Saturday 10th June 2017 for its open day and fete. Visitors will be able to see what goes on behind the scenes at the hospital, browse the fete stalls for cakes and crafts, enjoy the live music, or look around the careers fair. There will be free entry and free car parking on the day with any funds raised from the event going to the hospital’s charity. Key attractions at the open day include the offer of a free...

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Norwich Eye reviews the Kinks musical Sunny Afternoon

‘The Kinks’ in Sunny Afternoon – photo supplied There can be little doubt about the impact of Ray Davies on the world of popular music. His compositions have given us some of the most memorable and loved tunes of the last half century. But genius often seems to be associated with a troubled life, and this hit musical details the story of the first few years of his band The Kinks. There has been a theatrical vogue for musicals setting out the formation and early careers of pop groups in recent years, with ‘All or Nothing’ about Steve Marriott...

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“I had to get here to get it” – Norwich captivates new Theatre Royal Chief

Stephen Crocker – photos from Norwich Theatre Royal A four-point plan of new ambitions and plans for the future of Norwich Theatre Royal has been unveiled as it sets out its strategy for the future. Chief Executive Stephen Crocker has spent his first three-and-a-half months at the helm meeting a range of groups and organisations around the region and beyond as well as shaping future proposals for the 1300-seat theatre and its sister theatre, the 300-seat Norwich Playhouse, the learning and participation centre Stage Two, and the role of the theatre in the life of Norwich, Norfolk and the...

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Antigone by Norwich Theatre Royal Youth Company – a Norwich Eye review

Antigone in rehearsal – photo supplied   Say what you like about a good Greek tragedy, but they do what they say on the tin. They start badly and often end worse, with a good helping of trouble along the way. The body count is never zero. The Jean Anouilh re-write of Sophocles’ Antigone is no exception to these rules. The themes are constant and sadly as relevant now as they were when Sophocles was first packing the theatre tiers. The more modern presentation, style and language of the Anouilh text just gives us an easier access to a story...

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Appeal after dog drowned during burglary

Police are appealing for information after a dog was drowned during a burglary in Gorleston yesterday (Wednesday 5 April 2017). Suspect/s gained access to a property in Cobholm Close between 3.50pm and 5.30pm and stole a number of items, including a computer. A seven-month old puppy which was in the property at the time of the burglary was drowned in the bath. Detective Sergeant Richard Wallis said: “This is particularly cruel crime and I would urge anyone who may have seen any suspicious behaviour in the area at around the time of the burglary to come forward.” Anyone with...

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