Month: August 2017

Your chance to comment on Norfolk’s shared vision for development

  Norfolk councils are asking residents for their views on a joint vision for the county’s future to 2036 and beyond. A public consultation begins this week on the Norfolk Strategic Framework, a document which sets out plans for the county’s nine local authorities to co-operate across the whole of Norfolk on key planning matters, running across administrative boundaries and benefiting every resident of the county. The framework is a document prepared jointly by Breckland Council, Broadland District Council, Broads Authority, Great Yarmouth Borough Council, Borough Council of King’s Lynn & West Norfolk, North Norfolk District Council, Norwich City...

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The Transports – Norfolk’s Folk Opera

After the massive success of their production in Dragon Hall in 2013, Norwich’s Crude Apache Theatre company are proud to announce a new, outdoor touring production of Peter Bellamy’s legendary folk-opera The Transports – in the parks and open spaces of Norwich and Norfolk during August. Originally a 1977 ‘concept album’ that topped all that years folk charts and ‘best of’ polls, The Transports was perhaps the most important work by the influential Norwich based Bellamy. It featured such folk luminaries as Mike and Norma Waterson, Dave Swarbrick, June Tabor and Martin Carthy and in recent years has been...

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Norwich Eye reviews The Railway Children at Norwich Theatre Royal

Bobbie and John – photo from Norwich Theatre Royal I am not a sentimental old fool. Not at all. Of course I know this tale. A prodigious early reader I had read the most well known E. Nesbit novel when very young – probably about eight years old. Long enough to have been ready for the definitive 1970 film version with Jenny Agutter, Bernard Cribbins and other memorable stars. The familiarity of several generations with this well crafted film sets a challenging benchmark for subsequent productions but also gives a deep seated understanding of the issues that the novel...

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