Month: June 2017

Celebration Of Celtic Culture Returns

RHYTHM OF THE DANCE – JULY 10 A high-energy show celebrating the style, story and music of Celtic culture is set to return to Norwich Theatre Royal. Rhythm Of The Dance tells the story of the Irish Celts through history in a richly costumed show mixing the ancient and contemporary. The production, which takes to the stage on July 10, will help showcase the skill and style of Irish step dancing but presents it in a modern format which has helped make the production a must-see for almost 30 years. It features a cast of top dancers, musicians and...

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Norwich Eye review – Patience by English Touring Opera at Norwich Theatre Royal

The lovesick maidens admire Bunthorne – photo ©Richard Hubert Smith via ETO website Patience was the sixth Gilbert and Sullivan opera, first produced in 1881, and proved to be a popular work both in the original record breaking run of 578 performances and in the many revivals since. It may seem a curious choice for a serious professional company such as the ETO to address, but their joyous and energetic production shows that what appears initially a rather silly indulgence is in fact a complex, well structured and beautifully composed work. Gilbert and Sullivan built their success by crafting...

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Norwich man reunited with volunteer who saved his life

Melvyn Lincoln with the angels who saved his life – photo supplied     Suffering a cardiac arrest is one thing, but to suffer a cardiac arrest whilst driving is a terrifying experience. Luckily, for Melvyn Lincoln, on the day this happened to him a series of amazing coincidences and quick actions by a community first responder and bystanders helped save his life. When the 999 call was received, the East of England Ambulance Service NHS Trust (EEAST) dispatched Community First Responder (CFR) Luke Baldwin who arrived on scene in less than four minutes, followed closely by an ambulance...

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Norwich Eye review – Tosca

The composer Puccini has left a rich legacy of stirring tunes in memorable opera productions. The English Touring Opera company have brought a fine and distinctive production of the Puccini classic Tosca to Norwich Theatre Royal this week, with the final production tonight (tomorrow they tackle Gilbert and Sullivan’s Patience on the same stage). Tosca dates back to 1900, but setting is a turbulent Rome around 1800. The Napoleonic Army had retreated, leaving a regime enforced by corrupt and brutal policeman Baron Scarpia. Determined to rout any remaining Napoleon supporters he pursues escaped former consul Cesare Angelotti, who seeks...

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Discover Gressenhall Farm for free!

Open Farm Sunday – Sunday 11 June 2017 Gressenhall Farm is opening its doors on Sunday 11 June for the biggest date in the farming and food calendar – Open Farm Sunday! British farmers produce more than half of all the food we eat, so this is the perfect time to celebrate all that they do to feed the nation. From horses to drones, find out how farming methods have changed over the years. Take a tractor and trailer ride and discover what’s growing in the fields on Gressenhall Farm. Meet our Suffolk Punch horses and watch them working,...

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